The Save Seaford Sports Committee is doing one final fundraising push in hopes of being able to salvage the fall athletic teams not included in the district's 2012/13 budget.
The organization has a deadline of Friday afternoon to raise the funds needed to restore middle school football, boys and girls soccer, field hockey and cheerleading. Seaford's $57.8 million budget in May includes funding for the Seaford Middle School spring season but not the fall and winter. The 2011/12 budget only funded the fall middle school season, which prompted the .
Last year's Save Seaford Sports fundraising efforts was enough to salvage the winter sports teams but of being able to bring back the spring athletic teams. Save Seaford Sports has held fundraisers this summer to try and raise the necessary $31,000 for fall sports restoration but finds itself short heading into Friday’s deadline.
The Save Seaford Sports Committee sent an email Thursday morning asking for donations of $100 per family. The organization has thus far received donations from 70 families but needs contributions from another 220 in order to successfully bring back the Seaford Middle School fall season. Committee organizers said checks will only be cashed if the restoration of fall middle school sports becomes a reality.