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Sundevil Athletics Organization


Sundevil Athletics Organization

The mission of the Sundevil Athletics Organization is to support and promote Sandia Preparatory School's athletic programs by encouraging parent involvement, promoting school spirit and providing financial resources. Funds generated by the SAO shall be directed toward the advancement of Sundevil athletics and/or to Sandia Prep and its charities.

SAO Meetings

For the 2017-2018 school year, SAO meetings will be held November 8, January 4, February 1, April 5, and May 3 at 11:45 a.m. in the Dick Heath Board Room (upper level of the Russell Student Center). All parents are welcome.

Parent Involvement

Parents are an integral part of each team having a great season. Each sport is unique and so is the parental involvement. The majority of our teams need a team parent. The team parent will help coordinate things such ad snacks, announcers, line judges, ticket takers, pasta parties and end-of-season parties. If you would like to help with team parent coordination please let your coach know.

School Spirit

At Sandia Prep school spirit can be demonstrated in many ways.

The SAO supports and encourages school spirit by providing apparel items for sale. Did you know that wearing Sandia Prep apparel is the easiest way to get into home games for free?

During Spirit Week our sixth graders are given their Lion and Unicorn shirts as a gift from the SAO. We want to encourage their school spirit and help them to enjoy their first Spirit Week as a Lion or a Unicorn.

Team parents have found many ways to encourage team spirit. You may find them decorating a bulletin board in the gym, providing snacks for home games, or meals for away games.

SPS Apparel & Letter Jackets

Show your Sundevil spirit by buying and wearing Sandia Prep apparel. Sandia Prep apparel can be purchased in the Supply Store, which is open on school days from 7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Sport-specific spirit wear can be purchased online at the beginning of each athletic season.

Letter jackets and Memory Banners are now available ONLY through Neff at the following website: Click on "Varsity Jackets" and enter the password 072722, or click "Find your School by State."

Financial Support

Financial Support of the SAO toward the Sandia Preparatory School Athletics Program comes through three primary categories: membership dues, donations, and sales from apparel.

Membership: As part of yearly tuition and fees, each family pays membership dues to the SAO of $25 per year. At Athletic Night in August, please pick up your membership card which will get parents and grandparents into home, regular season games for free.

Donations: If you would like to make a special cash or in-kind donation please contact Julie Cook, SPS Director of Development at 505.338.3022 or

SAO Officers

Erica Stell, President: 505.400.4973
Grace Tackman, President Elect: 505.463.4830
Patricia Avila, 1st VP, Team Parents: 505.321.2973
Jami Coffman, 2nd VP, Spirit Wear: 505.235.8891
Trish Bennett, 3rd VP, Team Sales: 505.238.7469
Chad Cooper, Treasure: 505.688.4726
Kellie Brito, Secretary: 505.385.0283

Sundevil Athletics Organization
c/o Sandia Prep School
532 Osuna Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113