Mom of the Week winner week 3

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: September 2, 2016 - 10:52 PM

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 Sport Shake.

This week’s winner is Melanie Small from Winnetonka. She was nominated by Winnetonka coach Jared Barge for her work with the football team and other sports at Winnetonka.

Here is an excerpt from her nomination.

“Melanie is a devoted mom who goes above and beyond to support Michael and his teammates in both football and track.  She’s a member of our Touchdown Club and helps organize all the events including pre-game meals, post-game pizza, travel snacks, fundraisers, etc.  Melanie also spent her own hard earned money last spring to make sure my track kids had snacks at track meets.  She reminds me of my own mother in the fact that she is a single parent of three kids, full-time worker and amazing mother to her kids and our players.”

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

To get your free Sport Shake click here for a coupon.

For complete rules click here.