The Save Seaford Sports Committee has a busy summer ahead trying to raise funds needed to restore the fall and winter athletic teams not included in the district's 2012/13 budget.
Seaford's $57.8 million budget includes funding for the Seaford Middle School spring season but not the fall and winter. Last year's contingency budget only funded the fall middle school season prompting the formation of Save Seaford Sports. The organization was successful in salvaging the winter sports season but of being able to bring back the spring athletic teams.
Andrea Poole, who is coordinating fundraisers for Save Seaford Sports, said $135,500 is needed to restore the fall and winter middle school sports teams, which includes football, field hockey, soccer, volleyball, basketball, wrestling and cheerleading.
The first big Save Seaford Sports fundraiser for the summer will take place this Saturday at in Wantagh from the 3-6 p.m. Admission to the benefit is $50 and includes food, open bar and music from "The Attic". Tickets will be available at the door on Saturday or can be purchased in advance by contacting Poole at firstname.lastname@example.org or George Kern at email@example.com.
Save Seaford Sports also has a car wash fundraiser scheduled for July 21 at on 3830 Merrick Road, Seaford from 11 a.m. to 4 pm. Other fundraisers are also planned in August as well.