The games may have be intended to raise money, but the coaches and players meant business.
When area youth sports teams needed to raise money, the players’ moms and supporters stepped up — and, for the first time in their lives, stepped between the hash marks.
The Mount Vernon-based Pitbull Warriors, a football team made up of 17 local women from their late teens to their 40s, wrapped up their three-game season in June with a 2-1 record, a trophy and several thousand dollars raised for athletes.
The team was started as a fundraising venture for Mount Vernon Youth Football and the Mount Vernon Pitbull Wrestling Club. Epi Sedano, a coach in both programs, suggested to some athletes’ moms that they join up with a Snohomish County-based league that plays flag football that includes some “incidental contact.”