Twice as impactful

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: October 16, 2017 - 1:32 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.

Powerade wants to honor these unsung heroes with the Powerade Mom of the Week contest presented by Heartland Coca-Cola. Each week you can nominate a mother for the Powerade Mom of the Week presented by Heartland Coca-Cola 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 $500 courtesy of Powerade and Heartland Coca-Cola.

This week we have co winners from Blue Valley High School. Head coach Allen Terrell nominated Marsha Waldron and Christine Kenney for their work with the program in what has been a challenging year for the Tigers.

“I would like to nominate Marsha Waldron and Christine Kinney, our Touchdown Club co-presidents as the Heartland Coca-Cola and Powerade Moms of the week. Our program has been through a ton of adversity in the last year with the loss of our head coach, Eric Driskell and the passing of one of our player’s moms to cancer. Marsha and Christine organized the “Driskell Family Fund” shortly after Coach D’s passing that has to date raised well over $100k for the family’s general needs and his daughters’ scholarship funds. The main fundraiser for the Driskell family fund was “Live Like Champion” t-shirt sales. The TD Club has sold well over 5000 of these.

When a player’s mother lost her battle with cancer in the last couple of weeks, these two ladies stepped in once again. They have organized meals for the family as well as built a support system that makes sure neither the player or younger brother feels unsupported.

These two ladies are part of the reason why we are successful at BVHS – it takes a village!”

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