Powder Puff football raises funds for Marysville, Lakewood youth teams
June 2, 2011 · 7:28 AM
MARYSVILLE — Marysville and Lakewood moms are going head-to-head to help their kids stay in the game.
The Marysville “Tomamamas” and the Lakewood “Cougar Mamas” are already gearing up for a Powder Puff football game on June 17, starting at 7 p.m. at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, to raise funds for the Marysville Youth Football League and the Lakewood Youth Football Athletic Association.
“The economy hasn’t been improving, and the simple truth is that some families are having to choose between extracurricular activities versus basic necessities like groceries, gas and medical care,” said Dawn Taylor, a spokesperson for the event. “We hope this can bring our two communities together for a great event that families can attend without spending a ton of money, but which will benefit so many others.”
Ticket prices are running $5 per person and $10 per family, and Taylor encouraged would-be attendees to avoid ticket lines by buying their tickets in advance from any of the two schools’ coaches or players.
Event organizers are also raising money by selling ad space in the game program that will be handed out free to all attendees. Businesses may purchase advertising in 1.25-inch by 2-inch minimum blocks. The first block is $50, and each additional block is $25.
“Attendance at the 2010 Powder Puff football game between Lakewood moms and Arlington moms exceeded 1,500 people,” Taylor said. “Attendance at this year’s game is anticipated to be even higher.”
Taylor added that all proceeds will go toward the MYFL and LYFAA, “so that all kids have a chance to play.”
For more information, contact Taylor by phone at 206-245-1701 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.