The goal for the Allen High (Texas) Team Moms is to make the football team seem like a family for a school with an enrollment of around 6,500 students.
The Allen Team Moms appear to be succeeding in achieving that goal, as well as another one that they set in September.
FNF Magazine recently recognized the Allen High Team Moms as the winners of the 2017 Friday Night Football Team Moms Contest, sponsored by BUBBA burger. This fall, FNF magazine set out to determine the school that boasted the best collection of football moms through an online vote at www.FNFMagazine.com/moms/.
The Allen moms received 1,892 votes on their way to winning the contest for large schools (an enrollment of 1,000 or more students). The group earned the winning prize of $1,000 in the form of a donation to the football program.
The Allen Team Moms provide relentless support for a program that is recognized as one of the top outfits in the nation. The Allen Moms prepare team dinners and game-night meals, and solicit donations from local businesses for snacks and post-practice treats. They also make cards and deliver candy to injured players, host baby showers for coaches, and encourage players to volunteer in the community.
“We basically try to make the team a family,” said Allen High Team Mom Tami Fee. “We let them know how important it is that they’re all there for each other. We want them to feel a part of the community that loves on them so much.”
Fee read about the FNF Team Moms Contest in the 2017 edition of The Old Coach FNF Magazine. The Old Coach produces a radio broadcast of Allen High football games, and does weekly interviews with Allen coach Terry Gambill.
“Our Team Moms are the backbone of our program,” Gambill said. “Without the Team Moms, we wouldn’t have near the support in our program. They’re amazing.”