Mission and Vision

The Palm Beach Makos Minor League Football Team

The Palm Beach Makos (www.palmbeachmakos.org) of West Palm Beach Florida, is a Non-Profit (501c3) Men’s Minor League Football Team which had its inaugural season in the Southeastern Football League (SEFL) in 2009-2010. After completing a full season with the SEFL, the Makos have joined the Florida Football Alliance (FFA), The League that Delivers, for the 2011 season.

The team consists of players from Palm Beach, Broward and Miami/Dade Counties who have played with colleges as far away as California, the State of Washington, Iowa, to Eastern Tennessee, New York to as close as Miami and Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida here in Palm Beach. We also have players who have played with local high schools in the Palm Beach county area.

How It Began

The Makos was acquired in March of 2009 by the Teams’ Managing Partner / CEO and retired U.S. Marine, Daris Steen, MBA. When Steen acquired the team, there were 5 coaches and 11 players, to which many left to pursue other teams or move away from football altogether. The coaches are anchored by Head Coach Mike Rock, who has minor league and professional indoor football experience both as a player and a coach and General Manager Raymond (Ray) Gordon, who also has minor league experience as a player and coach.

The Marines Have Landed; “Semper Fidelis”

With this arduous task of building a team ahead of him, Steen called on his longtime friend and retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sergeant, Reverend Gary Wilder, MTS, to assist him to build a championship caliber team. Hesitant, Rev. Wilder came aboard because he knew this would be a large undertaking. After much prayer, Rev. Wilder could not see his brother in arms seeking help and not come to his aid. This enhances the Marine Corps quote, “Never leave a Marine behind.” Therefore, “I could not leave my brother behind!” “We knew we would have to summon all of our Marine Corps experience to take on this mountain ahead of us, but as Marines, we welcomed the challenge!” Rev. Wilder took over duties as President, Chief Operating Officer, General Manager and Team Chaplin. They have proven to be “Semper Fidelis” which is Latin for “Always Faithful.”

The Premier Men’s Minor League Football Team of the Palm Beaches

With the ball in motion, Steen and Wilder set out to have the hottest ticket in minor league football; the PALM BEACH MAKOS! The Makos have assembled some of the most skilled and talented athletes from around the Palm Beach County area. We are committed to bringing the community in the Greater West Palm Beach area a quality product. “We will offer an exciting game competition that will prove to be an outstanding value for the price. All of which equals a great game-day experience for our fans. Additionally, this is an exciting time for businesses to become involved with our organization.

Our Vision, Our Mission

The Vision of the Palm Beach Makos is "To be the most successful Minor League Football while delivering the best customer experience in the South Florida area." Being the best means providing an outstanding quality football experience with excellence, and commitment, so that we make every fan at our games feel that same excitement!"

Our Mission is to serve our communities with: Honor (bringing integrity and respect to the sport), Courage (both morally by doing what is right, and physically by being prepared to play every game), Commitment (to our Faith, our Families, our communities, and to our Sport), and Leadership (maintaining a positive role model for both youth and adults alike). The Makos will provide every fan with an exciting, affordable, accessible, and entertaining game experience. So come and be apart of the Palm Beach Makos, so that we all can take a Bite out of our opponents, while Scoring Success, One Snap at a Time!

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Team #m2b with BPCS Superintendent Robert Runcie and David Watkins… https://t.co/KBvdQiVaIk

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Team #m2b with BPCS Superintendent Robert Runcie and David Watkins at an award function. @absoloot @meetmrking https://t.co/Lrpq0Ha3yV

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Home game day opener! Come be a part of the Makos experience! At Inlet Grove High School!! https://t.co/vTjNhlGqgn

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@PalmBeachMakos Jan 22, 02:25

Celebrate a night of Gala with Men2Boys Mentoring Group. https://t.co/ZtfGYMO9BY

@Men2Boys Jan 22, 01:20

Live ent, Silent Auction, Raffles,Speakers, dinner&more $20 and all 2support an awesome org. https://t.co/kHbVxnuFzG https://t.co/PeSsk49pJo

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Wether it's $5 Friday or $20 for the Gala. Thank you 4 your support. https://t.co/kHbVxnuFzG @POTUS @absoloot https://t.co/K6tJXf7nfE

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