The fall athletics season has been rescued from the brink.
Thanks to a , the Save Seaford Sports Committee was able to raise the necessary $62,000 needed by Monday night’s deadline to bring back the fall middle school sports not included in the district’s 2012/13 budget, which includes football, boys and girls soccer, field hockey and cheerleading. The deadline was originally Friday but by the school board after Save Seaford Sports began receiving a flurry of $100 donations from families to help achieve its fundraising goal.
“Save Seaford Sports wants to thank the community for all their support,” said Annmarie Lynch, co-founder of Save Seaford Sports. “You made this happen!”
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 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 will now be focusing its efforts toward restoring the Seaford Middle School winter athletic teams. For further information on upcoming Save Seaford Sports fundraisers, log onto the group’s website or Facebook page.