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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 Kelly Tines of Shawnee Mission West. She was nominated by Vikings’ coach Tim Callaghan. Below is his nomination essay.

“Kelly Tines Mother of Mark Tines Is instrumental in many things in the West community. In here 6 years plus in association she has started a “West is Best foundation” that helps scholarship many West community Elementary and Middle school families not just with Football but all other sports. That alone is enough, add in the countless things she does for the boys and the groups of moms and activities that she has organized, and it is worth more than words could share. She just loves her community and watching her son Mark play football. Never asks why. Just What can We do. Not much I in this lady. One of the many reasons West is Best.

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