The second half of the sports season has been salvaged.
The Seaford Board of Education officially accepted a $28,000 donation to restore the previously cut Seaford Middle School winter II sports season at its Thursday night meeting. The donation was made possible thanks to the fundraising efforts of the group Save Seaford Sports, which during the summer with the aim of raising the $141,000 needed to restore the Seaford Middle School winter and spring athletic seasons after they were cut from the budget. The saved middle school winter sports covered under the $28,000 donation include girls basketball and wrestling.
“We’ve gotten so many generous, generous donations,” said Save Seaford Sports co-founder Maureen Kohler just prior to presenting the school board the $28,000 check. “The community really pulled together.”
Save Seaford Sports previously in the fall to restore the middle school winter I athletics season, which includes boys basketball, girls volleyball and cheerleading. The organization is now aiming to raise another $71,000, which would restore the spring middle school athletic season that starts in mid March.
Some of the Save Seaford Sports fundraising efforts the since last summer have included , a , , a , and . Three middle school fundraising parties are scheduled for Jan. 20, Feb. 10 and March 16 at the .
For regular updates from Save Seaford Sports, log onto the group's Facebook page.