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Tomamamas and Cougar Mamas face off June 24


It’s that time of year again when the Marysville Tomamamas and the Lakewood Cougar Mamas compete on the gridiron in their annual Powder Puff game. This year’s matchup will be held at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m.

“I don’t know if many people understand the high cost of running a safe football program. From the cost of purchasing equipment, upkeep of helmets to ensure safety, and even the price paid to the referees of the youth games, those figures can run over $10,000 a year, even for a smaller community like Lakewood,” said Lakewood participant Dawn Taylor.

The Powder Puff game is one of the biggest events each year to raise money for local youth programs. This year the proceeds generated by the game will go to the Lakewood Youth Football (LYFAA) and the Marysville Youth Football (MYFL).

A huge part of this game’s success comes with the strong community surrounding that growth and development of the kids. There is a sense of family in everything they do.

“Coaching these ladies is a kick in the pants, but what I like the most is we are a family, literally. Someone gets hurt we all help with meals to the family, whatever we need to do to help our family we do, and it sure shows on game day,” said Marysville Head Coach Kevin Gallo.

“For me, giving back to the community doesn’t take much thought.  I love our community, my husband and I both graduated from Lakewood.  We have an amazing community that is so good about coming together when there is a need, however, I am actually the one that gets filled by serving and giving.  If you have never had a chance to give to a cause, I would recommend you try it and try it soon, it is good for your soul,” said Taylor.


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