Save Seaford Sports Deadline Looms for Fall Season

Organization has until Friday afternoon to raise funds needed to restore Seaford Middle School fall athletics.

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. 

Donations to Save Seaford Sports can be mailed to Maureen Perez 1802 Park Drive Seaford, N.Y. 11783 For further information on Save Seaford Sports, log onto the group's website or Facebook page.

Jim September 09, 2012 at 05:26 AM
Risa, I was quoting Chris in the latter part of my post. I believe what he was saying(tongue in cheek)was that from the perspective of the school board, the needs of the spring sports didn't rise to the level of the needs of the fall sports. I could be off base with that, but we will see how it plays out. My post was not directed at SSS.
Lorraine DeVita September 09, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Did the Board/Sup prorate the AD's salary for both Fall and Winter sports or ALL seasons? Allocating a portion to the MS level for the year? These are the financial questions need to be addressed along with the acutal total cost to fund EACH sport on EACH level. Seems Seaford Admin doesnt know how to do a concise breakdown and finnagles on that one. MY only suggestions to the SSMSS group is this- If you didint get clear documented proof of the actuals to fund last year pls get them this year and DONT take no or we dont do that for an answer. This is key for aLL residents as it defines HOW Seafords Administration manages OUR money.. Financial accountability is something that needs to be explored more indepth especially as it pertains to the SACRED atheltic budget . Now again i am going to raise the BAND CAMP Scenario - 10k - and yes it IS 10k for the one week int he summer. Thats 10k that the Board AND the administraiton could have swung towards the Ms sports program.
Lorraine DeVita September 09, 2012 at 01:01 PM
NOW AS TO CHEERLEADING- NYSED DOES NOT RECOGNIZE it as a Sport. So if you truly wanted to get your point across Cheer SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED in the dollars you need to raise for Fall sports, IT could be funded by an Activities budget line item leaving you THAT dollar amount to actually go toward Sports. Apparently i have had to spell this out for you because no one took the hints i have been laying out that CHEER isnt a SPORT, so in theory if it ISNT a recognized SPORT HOW can SEAFORD legitimaely fund HS CHEER in the Athletic Budget while NOT allowing RECOGNIZED SPORTS on the Ms Level in their budget? .As it ISNT a Recognized sport I would also check to see if it qualifies to insure there is no gender bias in the sports category thereby causing Seaford to be in violation of the TITLE requirements. . Can it be utilized as a title qualifier when it comes to gender BIAS in sports, but you need to check that out. Seaford parents Also bring up the FACt that we didnt/dont have a CERTIFIED PE DIRECTOR last year a STATE RQUIRMENT , we had/have an ACTING PE Director who in order to QUALIFY as ACTING MUST be ACTIVELY working towards the PE DIRECTOR& ADMN. Ceritifcation. IF that isnt happening then you ALSO have cause to throw a HUGE monkey wrench into ALL sports until you get some definitive FINANCIAL answers and some much misaligned funding restored to your bottom line.
Lorraine DeVita September 09, 2012 at 01:05 PM
The KEY here is the CHEERING DOLLARS -on BOTH the HS and Ms level.s if you feel strongly enough it should be no holes barred - GO for it and i hope that helps you meet your goals!
Lorraine DeVita September 09, 2012 at 01:16 PM
TO ALL SSMSS Parents, Chris is right, Seafords legal representation has SET precedent with their "opinions" regarding fund raising on line items NOT included and expressly EXCLUDED from the budget. So GET A LAWYER>ASAP. To place an injunction and hold order on ALL SPORTS FUNDING allocations if possible on ALL levels until this mess is spelled out legal & financialy . Fight fire with fire if you truly belive in your cause.


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