Kicking Off The Season: Coach’s Files

Start of Practice March 22. Scrimmage May 1st. Game June 3rd.

3 days until scrimmage.

It’s going by quick. It seems like yesterday we stepped on the field contemplating taping names to helmets so coaches don’t forget names. Yet here we are: A family about to step onto the field for our first scrimmage. We’ve come so far.

It’s easy to get lost in the sport of football. Between the big hits on the field or a ball soaring through the air with a tight spiral as defensive back and wide receiver jockey for position, all while the stadium watches, waiting. It seems as if during that moment the world stops turning. The results of those moments are the forge of community. It’s what creates bonds and friendships. No matter the result of the play, victory for one team, defeat for another, what happened during that moment makes us stronger. We’re either stronger through the adversity caused by defeat or stronger through the conquering of an opponent together on the field. Point is, we’re stronger.

It’s moments like these that strike me. They’re so important, yet they seem so trivial. That’s the concept that breaks me from the fog of football. It’s the realization that something so important, the creation and understanding of a community, could be missed by someone wanting to participate but can’t due to something that isn’t their fault. That individual might never have the opportunity to experience that foundational building  block. I see the importance community has on kids. I see it’s built through youth sports. I see the heartache when kids can’t participate. That’s where I see the importance of what we’re doing here. I see we have an opportunity to help eliminate the barrier of money from joining that community.

So as we strap up and step on the field and fans of the sport punch their tickets and find their seats, we should all remember the concept behind sport. Competition, of course, but community first and foremost. It’s a noble cause we’ve decided to take on, all I can ask is that you join the community and support it.

Mark Flickinger

President Stanwood Spartan Moms

Defensive Coordinator Stanwood Spartan Moms

Supporting Stanwood Youth Sports

Each year holds new opportunities to better our community.  Through this blog we hope that you will find Stanwood Spartan Moms are ready to reach out and help!

We strive to raise funds to enrich our community, strengthen our connections with families, and help youth sports teams to be able to facilitate their sport better than the year before!

If there is a need, we would love to hear about it.  Please contact us so we can make new goals with you!  We would like to help do a fundraiser together, sell concessions for you at your game, or help with funds.

The board will review your concerns and requests thoroughly.

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Our fundraisers are the following:

  • Plumfund Equipment Wish List
  • Krispie Kreme are coming again to Stanwood!  Stay tuned!
  • Raffle Drawings during Open Registration!
    • Win Movie Passes or Gift Certificate to Dragon Palace!

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T-Shirts and Promo Gear are here!  Contact us if you’d like a Hoodie, T-Shirt, Hat, Car Decal.  Posting with pictures to come here shortly.  Contact Katie Kennedy at 425-879-3631 for more details.

Capture SSM LOGO 2016


Powderpuff plays neighboring cities such as Arlington, Marysville, Lake Stevens to help raise funds for youth sports.  When you purchase an individual ticket $5 or a family ticket $10 that helps a good cause!

Ticket Bonus!

When you purchase a game ticket with Stanwood Spartan Powderpuff, 1 raffle ticket is included!  Purchase additional raffle tickets to enter in our drawing held at the BIG GAME.

If you purchased a ticket without a raffle ticket number (online), bring your ticket to redeem your free raffle ticket!



With your donation of any amount, it will reach beyond the football field!  

Thank you!

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