Despite tireless fundraising efforts from dedicated parents, the spring sports season previously cut from this year’s budget will not be restored.
The Save Seaford Sports Committee fell around $40,000 short of what was needed to fund the middle school spring sports by Thursday's deadline set by the district. The organization had previously raised enough funds the Seaford Middle School winter sports teams through numerous fundraisers including car washes, garage sales, comedy nights, raffles and parties.
“Unfortunately, we were unable to raise enough money to restore spring sports,” said Save Seaford Sports co-president Ann Lynch in an e-mail sent Thursday announcing that the spring athletic season could not be salvaged. “Our fundraising was successful, but we did not raise enough money to meet our goal.”
Price said that the committee will wait to allocate funds raised for the spring sports season until after the budget vote on May 15. Seaford has been operating on a contingency budget this year after voters rejected proposed spending plansand . The Seaford Board of Education has been holding budget workshop meetings this month and is scheduled to adopt a spending plan proposal by mid April.