Mom of the Week winner week 2

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: August 27, 2016 - 12:35 AM

A successful football team is one where the players and coaches work together to achieve their goals.

While the bulk of the attention is given to those players and coaches there are plenty of other people who make a football team go every day of the season and the offseason.

One group of people that might just be the most important is the football moms. Whether it’s making meals that keep the player strong, doing that dirty laundry or giving the support that helps the player stay focused the football mom is in the silent force behind a successful football program.

Sport Shake and PrepsKC want to honor these unsung heroes with the first annual Mom of the Week contest. Each week you can nominate a mother for the Mom of the Week contest by submitting an essay telling us why your mom’s impact is important to your individual or team success. Each week the winning essay will earn that team’s booster club a $1,000 gift courtesy of Sports Shake.

This week’s winner is Samantha Creason from Oak Grove. She was nominated by another mother for her work with the team along with her busy everyday life.

Here is an excerpt from her nomination.

“There are not enough words or time in the day to highlight this wonderful Oak Grove Panther “mom.” Samantha is a young mother of four kids, a wife and a caretaker of her grandmother. Also she is the only mom that handles food coordination for our team. She makes sure that our team has fellowship Thursday dinners all season long to regroup as a team to get ready for our upcoming game. She also is the peanut butter and jelly sandwich queen on our away games to make sure our boys have enough energy to make the trip home on away games. She handles all that is handed down to her with a smile and all she can say is that she loves all the boys like her own. I don’t know how she juggles her daily duties, cheer, football, dance and being a great person to all, but she does it amazingly! We are all blessed that she is a part of our team!”

To enter next week’s contest submit an essay detailing the work of your special Mother. The essays need to be 200 words or less and can be submitted to

The contest for week 3 begins now with the next winner announced Wednesday, Aug. 24. A winner will be announced for the next eight weeks with the story posted on

For complete rules click here.