ANNOUNCEMENT: 2022 Sportsman raffle will be October 8, 2022 at the Randolph Fairgrounds.
S.P.A.C.E. (Southeast Pirates Athletic Community Endeavor) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community based organization that has been formed to build and improve new and existing athletic facilities at the Southeast School District Campuses for use by our kids and the community.
Our Commitment to the Community
S.P.A.C.E. (Southeast Pirate Athletic Community Endeavor) is a dedicated nonprofit group that has been working diligently to improve the community and school. The Southeast School does not have any ties to this organization but are recipients of donations. The goal is to provide better facilities that our school and community can utilize for health and wellness which cultivates pride in our Pirate Country. The funds gained from the Sportsman Raffle have provided the school with Concession/ storage stands, protective soccer nets, score boards, football fields, lacrosse nets, initial funds for new sports, sand volleyball courts, outdoor basketball courts and our biggest goal to date…a track that has never been updated. It is still a cinder/pebble track. These Sportsman raffles have provided us with the funds to make amazing improvements that the school system could not. The school grounds are used for little league sports as well as health and wellness because there are no other options for the Community.
Pirate country is an active farming, 4-H, hunting and fishing community with several shooting ranges. Guns are used in recreation and sport as well as providing a source of food to many. S.P.A.C.E has the utmost respect for all life and especially life lost at the hands of those who would use any type of gun as a weapon against humanity.
S.P.A.C.E does not deliver any guns at the raffle. The winners of the drawings are vetted at “The Armory” before they are released. All rules, regulations and background checks are followed. Gun Safety classes will be offered to the public.
Recent & Future Projects
Our largest and most successful project was the full size outdoor basketball court put in by volunteers and paid for by SPACE with the Ben Dillon Scholarship Fund paying for the hoops. It seems to be in use whenever the weather permits. We put in two volleyball courts next to the basketball court –a special thank you to Chris Kainrad and his crew of volunteers Christian, Noah, Joey, Nick, Trevor, Bryant, and Brent. We also purchased items for the track team for the long jump and a roller for the baseball team.
We had a new ball field put in behind the middle school and bought new bleachers and scoreboards for it. We put in a concession stand/storage building behind the middle school as well. Scoreboards for the softball and baseball fields were purchased by SPACE as well as a scoreboard in the intermediate school gym.
The high school weight room has new racks for lifting thanks to SPACE contributions. Pirates love golf indoor practice equipment was purchased for the Southeast youth golf program
Our big future goal is to redo much of the high school stadium including a new eight lane track, add some bleachers, and a new concession stand with nice bathrooms.
The other item on our wish list is an indoor recreation center with a nice field, track, batting cages, and maybe a basketball court.
Company Matched Donations
Many companies offer to match donations made by their employees. Often it is a dollar for dollar match up to a certain dollar limit. This can make your generous donations twice as valuable. If your company is not on this list, please ask your HR person as this is not a comprehensive list.
Become involved with SPACE!
The volunteers running S.P.A.C.E. need your help. We occasionally need help running fundraisers like selling tickets, getting donations, and helping the day of the event. We also need ideas for fundraisers and input on where to spend our money.
We meet occasionally thru the summer and regular meetings will be on the second Monday of the month in the high school library. It’s best to get on the mailing list by sending Lori Sapp an email and requesting that you be made aware of any possible changes.