West Point (AL) Moms Use Social Media, Earn $1,000


Staff Report

The father of a West Point (AL) football player may have been the key to the school winning the FNF Alabama Team Moms Contest.

According to West Point Team Moms Leader Tina Yovino, a player’s father nominated the school for the contest, and the social media blitz that followed will prove lucrative for the team.

FNF Magazine recently recognized the West Point 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 West Point moms received 1,199 votes on their way to winning the contest for the state of Alabama. The group earned the winning prize of $1,000 in the form of a donation to the football program.

“I was blown away by how many people supported us,” Yovino said. “I believe one of the football dads nominated the moms, and our Quarterback Club and other football parents were good about putting it on social media and reminding fans to vote.”

The West Point Team Moms contribute much more than just contest wins and social media marketing. They also provide pregame meals before home games, clean the locker room, make goodie bags for players before road trips, and support the players on game nights with an organized cheering section.

“We make sure they have what they need,” Yovino said.

West Point coach Don Farley has given the Team Moms permission to spend the $1,000 prize as they see fit.

“Coach Farley has left it up to the moms,” Yovino said. “We asked how it would best serve the team. It will go into our Team Moms account to help contribute to things we do for the players each year.”