Feeding the masses

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: October 28, 2018 - 5:44 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’s mom of the week is Trish Stark of St. James Academy. She was nominated by Thunder Head Coach Tom Radke. Below is his nomination essay.

“Trish Stark has been a mom behind the scenes for the past 7 years supporting our SJA Football Team. She has coordinated countless meals the past 7 years. She loves to cook and watch the boys eat. Trish makes sure they have their fill! This can be quite the job when some of the boys have been known to eat 4 burgers!

“She spends a lot of time each week communicating with the families by sending multiple emails and texts to ensure that the meals are a success. The kids and coaches love this time together and these dinners inspire good team building. With her sports medicine background, Trish has genuine concern for the injured kids and is often checking to see that someone is "okay" by texting a parent after a game.

“There have been numerous times over the years that the guys will just come get an opinion from her. She is always willing to help. She is beginning her last year as a football mom at St. James Academy with her youngest son, Thomas being a senior. We appreciate her dedication and are Blessed she is a part of our SJA community. Thank you Trish!!!”

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