The Eastern Alamance (NC) football team can look to its Team Moms for an example of what can be achieved when a group of individuals unites for a common purpose.
FNF Magazine recently recognized the Eastern Alamance Team Moms as the winners of the 2016 Friday Night Football Team Moms Contest, sponsored by Samsung. 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 Eastern Alamance moms received 2,253 votes on their way to winning the contest for the state of North Carolina. The group earned the winning prize of $1,000 in the form of a donation to the football program.
The Eastern Alamance Team Moms play a big role in keeping the players focused on football during the season. They host a team dinner for every player and coach associated with the program each Monday night. More than 150 people often gather for the meal, which is prepared by eight to 12 parents of players.
The Team Moms also provide snacks after Wednesday practices and during halftime of junior varsity and varsity games.
“I think players see these efforts put on by the parents, and they realize it’s a community effort,” said Eastern Alamance Team Mom Tina Lowell. “It shows that when you all come together, you can really accomplish great things.”
Lowell stepped away as leader of the EA Team Moms after her son graduated in 2015. Coach John Kirby asked her to return to her position this fall, even though she did not have a child in the program.
“It’s a pretty neat little group,” Kirby said. “We started the club a few years ago; we felt like we wanted to get something done. Ask a mom, and she’ll get it done.”
The Eastern Alamance Team Moms promoted the FNF Team Moms Contest on their Facebook page.