Wife, mother, full time employee, and volunteer are just some of the many hats that Cara McMains currently goes between.
“I think parent involvement is key to a successful program,” said Cara. “Not only are fundraising efforts critical to ensure the kids and coaches have what they need, but it is also important for the kids to see their parents involved in what they enjoy doing. Most people do not realize how much the school and coaches rely on volunteers to get things done until they get involved themselves.”
Married to her husband Matt for over 25 years, they have one son together, Jerrett who is currently a ninth grader and student-athlete at Catoosa High School. She holds the position of Secretary for the Catoosa Diamond Club and has been volunteering with her son’s various sporting programs over his life.
Along with doing her secretarial duties she also helps assist with recruiting and coordinating volunteers for the school’s concession stands.
“Knowing that the kids are taken care of is the most important thing to me about volunteering,” said Cara. “You cannot assume there will always be someone else.”
Growing up in Oklahoma Cara enjoyed playing her fair share of sports including, softball, soccer, track, basketball, playing in the band, and taking dance after school.
When she is not busy working her full-time job at a local oil and gas company, supporting her son and family, or volunteering, she enjoys taking the family’s fifth-wheel out camping places that the family can enjoy hiking, kayaking, and somewhere they can explore the wild.