Helping in countless ways

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: October 23, 2017 - 8:01 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.

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’s winner is Janie Taylor from Lee’s Summit West. She was nominated by assistant football coach Logan Kelim who said Taylor has done everything from providing meals to or helping to organize the booster club golf tournament.

“I would like to nominate Janie Taylor as the Powerade Mom of the week. Mrs. Taylor was born and raised in Lee’s Summit and has spent the past 24 years teaching in her hometown. Mrs. Taylor’s three children, Kylie, Cole and Chase, have all been very involved in athletics and activities at Lee’s Summit West.  Mrs. Taylor and her husband have been a part of the Titan Touchdown Club since 2014. She leads the Touchdown Club which provides meals to the players and coaches on Wednesdays as well as pre-game meals on Friday.  Along with the Touchdown Club, Mrs. Taylor helps coordinate the Titan Alumni Golf tournament, the Football Auction, Titan 5K, and Titan Experience. Mrs. Taylor’s favorite part of being so involved is seeing all the families come together at the tailgates and the Titan Walk before home games. She states, “It is a time when parents can share a meal and then send their boys off to play. When the Titan players walk through to get a meal, their smiles, thank yous, and hugs make everything worth it.”  Janie Taylor is the prime example of how important a team mother can be!”

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