As a volunteer for the Salina Booster Club and liaison for the South High School football team, junior class, Holly Fries is what you would call a very busy mom. Her son, Weston is a junior at South High School and currently plays quarterback for the Cougars and this spring he will suit up for the baseball team.
“I love the opportunity to get people involved in activities to promote the school, making sure that the kids have a chance to make memories. We haven’t been able to have events for a while so having the opportunity to get people involved again is really exciting,” said Fries. “I enjoy creating events where we can come together and celebrate, cheer on the kids and have a fun time doing it.”
Being a student-athlete brings another set of responsibilities to the students and the parents. For Fries, South is the right place for her and her son.
“I think that South is a great place for all students and student-athletes because there is a chance for everyone to become involved in something. My child just happens to be involved in sports so that is where my passion lies, but I know that there are other people just as passionate as me about all the other activities at South that make South a well-rounded environment for any student,” said Fries. “We really have a great group of volunteers who have been helping with the tailgates. Just getting back into all of this and this being new to me, we really had some people step up and get things moving. Tammy Roberts used to be with the Booster Club years ago so she is a big help in knowing what to do. We never lack for great people who step up every week, not only with their time but great ideas to further along the Booster Club including Lynsey Webb, another volunteer for the Booster Club.”