The Elite Soccer Camp is giving back to a to restore cut sports programs.
The soccer camp, which is set to run from July 30-Aug. 3 at Seaford Middle School, is donating $25 for every new registration to the Save Seaford Sports Committee. Registrants interested in donating to the cause just need to put down Save Seaford Sports next to amount paid on their registration form. The camp will also be holding a 50/50 raffle drawing at the end of next week where all proceeds will go toward Save Seaford Sports, whose mission is to restore fall and winter athletic teams not included in the district's 2012/13 budget.
The Elite Soccer Camp, which is owned an operated by Wantagh residents Berto and Kathy Cerasi, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. attracted more than 200 local soccer players in kindergarten through eighth grade. The camp's staff includes professional, college and high school coaches, as well as many past and present and varsity soccer players.
"Elite Soccer Camp is designed to give male and female soccer players the opportunity to develop their overall game skills in a competitive and enjoyable environment," Kathy Cerasi said/ "Whether you join individually or with a team, at weeks end each player leaves camp a better soccer player with the knowledge and skills to continue to develop."
Save Seaford Sports has been busy this summer trying to raise the necessary $135,500 needed to restore the fall and winter middle school sports teams, which includes football, field hockey, soccer, volleyball, basketball, wrestling and cheerleading. Entering last weekend, the organizarion was in need of $62,000 to bring back the fall middle school athletics.
Donations for Save Seaford Sports can be forwarded to P.O. Box 1706, Seaford, N.Y, 11783. For further information on upcoming Save Seaford Sports fundraisers, log onto the group's website or Facebook page.