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Seattle Majestics Join IWFL for 2018 Season

The press release from IWFLsports.com

Austin, TX -The Independent Women’s Football League is pleased to announce that Cyndi Butz-Houghton, representing the Seattle Majestics, has been awarded team membership for the 2018 season.

The Majestics return to the IWFL after completing six successful seasons in another league. In 2017 the team earned a Division title and expectations are high as they join the IWFL family of teams for 2018.

“We’re all very pleased to welcome the Majestics for the 2018 season. This team has always turned in top notch performances on the field and the management team has worked hard to deliver consistent opportunities to their athletes,” said Kezia Disney, IWFL Chief Operating Officer.

The Seattle Majestics will be placed in the IWFL Pacific Conference where they will face an impressive list of competitors.

“The Seattle Majestics are very excited about our move to the IWFL for the 2018 season. We feel the IWFL aligns with our future vision and goals as an organization and what we want to do for women’s football as a whole. They have the experience, the dedication, and the tenacity to push this league to greater heights. We look forward to being a part of this movement and are thankful for the opportunity to call the IWFL our new home,” stated Majestics CEO Cyndi Butz-Houghton.

The Majestics have concluded 2018 group tryouts, however they are still accepting new players. Please contact the team via their website to learn more about individual tryout sessions

For more information about the Seattle Majestics, contact the team at: www.theseattlemajestics.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theseattlemajestic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/seattlemajestic

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Majestics Partnering with Under Armour for 2018 Season

Your Majestics just got that much stronger.

We’re partnering with Under Armour to create new uniforms for the 2018 season and beyond. We can’t wait to reveal the design later this year.

This is a major accomplishment not only for our team, but for the sport of women’s football. Please join us in sharing the news widely with all of your family and friends!

Want to sport a Majestics-Under Armour jersey?

Or know someone who might be interested? Tryouts are this Saturday at Mt. Rainier High School from 1-4 PM.

Check out our Facebook event or Tryouts web page for more info.

And make sure to register for tryouts here:

 

 

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McKenzie Tolliver Makes USA Football Women’s National Team

Update: You can now support McKenzie Tolliver in representing the United States in women’s tackle football in Canada this year. Donate Now!

Majestics fans, we have some exciting news! One of our defensive backs, McKenzie Tolliver, made the USA Football Women’s National Team.

The team consists of 45 players nationwide that will compete against teams of countries around the world in the Women’s World Championship.

The championship takes place in Canada this year, and we couldn’t be more honored to have one of our own make the team.

So let’s talk to McKenzie, a receiver, safety, and mom of 2, that is coming up on her 3rd year playing for the WFA and your Majestics.

Why did you want to try out for Team USA?

I wanted to challenge myself and see if I was capable of playing at the national level. I love to compete and love being around elite athletes.

What have you done over the years to prepare for tryouts for team USA?

Since I am only starting my third season, I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect and prepare for. I tried to compare training and competing in my other sports over the years as a guide.
I was very diligent about working out and getting in shape off season by doing cardio, strength, field and agility work.

 

The most important thing I focused on was knowledge of the game so I could be prepared mentally for whatever defense strategy, schemes and ideas were thrown at me. My coaches and teammates helped me significantly in preparation and have always been very knowledgeable and supportive.

Were you nervous during tryouts?

I definitely had good nervous energy at tryouts. I have been able to teach myself through competing several years at the national level in other sports to use my adrenaline and nervous energy to my advantage.

 

It’s also very important to understand that when you walk onto the field for tryouts, you can only control the here and now. All the work is done at that point, so you have to trust yourself and the work you have put in, let go and just play ball.

You were a D1 athlete in college for swimming. Why football?

I have always wanted to play football.. It has always been my “true love” in sports.

 

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I started swimming when I was 8 years old and happened to be good at it, so that was the sport that I pursued. The difficulty with swimming is that you don’t have much time for other sports, as we train morning and night 5-6 days a week, all year long.

 

Once I graduated from WSU and had my children, I realized that it was time to start competing again and it worked out perfectly that there was a high level women’s football league. I enjoyed swimming and playing soccer, but have never loved those sports the way I do football.

 

What other athletic goals do you have for the future?

My goal with football was to make team USA. I would also like to win a championship title with the Majestics. Once I am done playing football in the next few years, I would like to do cross fit and work my way up to compete on a high level as well.

 

In the next 10 years, by the time I am 40, I would like to complete an ironman, a marathon and compete in Master’s Nationals as a swimmer.

 

What do you do in your free time?

For hobbies, I like to play and watch sports. I also like to travel, read, and spend time with my kids, family & friends. I love doing art and DIY projects (especially during the holidays) too.

 

OTHER Fun Facts about McKenzie:

  • Born and Raised in Billings, MT
  • Works as a regional property manager specializing in low income & affordable housing
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  • Married with two kids, Asher (4 yrs old) and Aaliyah (5 yrs old)
  • How she gives back: volunteers with several non-profit agencies to house homeless families
  • Sports played: swimming, soccer, and dance for 10 years (tap & hip-hop)
  • Started swimming on the national level at 12; won various regional gold medals in various events as an age group swimmer (ages 10-18).
  • Holds several state records in Montana for swimming in multiple age groups
  • On all-time top 10 list at Washington State University for several swimming events

 

Want to support McKenzie and the Majestics?

You can support McKenzie and help her get to Canada by donating here to her crowdfunding campaign!
You can purchase season tickets today right here. In addition, please share this feature on McKenzie to support both her and her teammates. To have a player on Team USA is an incredible honor, and we want the world to know about it.
Until next time, Go Majestics!
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Sponsorship Highlight: Nelson Construction

Sponsorship Highlight: Nelson Construction

We wanted to write a blog post to personally thank our newest sponsor, Nelson Construction, as they have agreed to support us this season. So first things first, let’s talk about sponsors.

Why do we need sponsors and why are they critical to our team?

If you missed it, check out a great piece by The Nation about our team, “For Female Football Players, It’s Pay to Play (and Pray Someone Sees)”. Our players pay to play, and oftentimes this means $800 and up for player dues. These dues cover field costs, travel costs, web hosting, referee fees, and the like. This does not include players’ pads, helmets, or even medical costs.

As you can imagine, the costs get to be daunting. Add in a full time job, as well as other activities such as nonprofit boards and being a mom, and you start to picture the financial struggles of playing women’s tackle football. 

We asked Nelson Construction why they decided to become a sponsor for us. President Skip Frederick said it came down to supporting his employees.

“My daughter is one of the players on the team and also a key employee to my business. I appreciate the work all my employees do, so I try to help them in any way possible with their extra goals. I’m also looking forward to seeing some exciting football, lady style!”

Skip also said he simply was a big fan of football. He “loves to watch a good football game any time he can.” And that is exactly what our Majestics provide! Fun games, a fun atmosphere, and great football.

As for Nelson Construction, Inc., they are a General Contractor that specializes in metal stud framing, insulation, drywall and interior finishes of many types of the commercial and industrial buildings in our community. Located in Auburn, WA, they try to support and sponsor a few different local events every year. They’re happy and excited to see how things go with the team this 2016 season.

Feel free to express your gratitude for Nelson Construction by commenting on our Facebook post. And from us to you, Skip, a sincere thanks. 

Does your company want to become a sponsor of the Seattle Majestics? Input your email and we’ll be in touch with more information.

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Interested in supporting the team as an individual instead of a business? Check out our Fundraising page for more information. 

#GivingTuesday – How You can Support the Seattle Majestics

Last week on December 1st was #GivingTuesday, a new global day for giving back. Luckily, any day can be #GivingTuesday when your favorite women’s tackle football team is a 501c3 non-profit! We’re working hard to spread women’s tackle football all over the world and empower women to be stronger than ever before. You can help support this mission in a few ways:

  1. Use our Amazon Smile link when you do your Christmas shopping. A portion of the proceeds for your purchases will go to The Seattle Majestics.Screenshot 2015-12-07 10.27.47
  2. Purchase Season Tickets as a Christmas Gift for your favorite player. Each season ticket purchase made in a player’s name will go directly to their player’s fees, which cover field rentals, uniforms, travel, etc. Just pick your favorite player from the roster and purchase season tickets from their player page. You can also buy season tickets from the team that will go to the general team fund.
  3. Sponsor the Seattle Majestics! We rely on a lot of support from our fans and community to have a successful season. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here.
  4. Make a $10 (or more) tax-deductible donation to the Majestics. The Seattle Majestics are a non-profit 501c3 organization and can accept donations.

We will have other fundraising opportunities to announce very soon! If you’d like to hear about them first, please subscribe to our email list.