Mom of the Week winner week 9

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: October 11, 2016 - 6:18 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 Beth Fox of Odessa. She was nominated by Chris Rooney. Below is Rooney’s nomination.

“Wow, what a great contest and I have the perfect Football mom. Odessa High Schools very own Beth Fox. If there is anything you can think of that a football team needs, Beth Fox has done, provided, or organized it for Odessa Bulldogs. You could technically call her Coach Fox. Her season did not start Aug. 1st, 2016 - it started the Monday after the 2015 State Championship. When Odessa fell short in the title game, she went to work in finding and providing everything that was needed to get back to that point and over the hump.

“Odessa does not have the resources other schools have, so she goes to work on local business, she raised the money for the football program just so it be published on her own, she takes all the football pictures on Friday nights from the sidelines, she organizes all team meals, not just varsity, but for all 3 levels. People say football coaches work countless unseen hours, I will gladly take the hours I work compared to her! She has been working tirelessly for 7 years and never had a son on the team until this year! Beth Fox for Mom of the week, and Mom of the Year!”

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 momoftheweek@prepskc.com

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For complete rules click here.