Yukon’s Jan Gerber: Mom of the Month – Presented by Dr. Brian Thatcher, INTEGRIS Family Care Yukon

The mother of twin boys, Jan Gerber has devoted countless hours to helping the Yukon High School cross country and track teams while her boys participate as runners in the fall and the spring seasons.

“This is my second year as the Yukon Cross Country & Track Booster Club President. Before that, I was Secretary for one year. I help coordinate with the coaches on buying additional team equipment and taking care of event day needs,” said Gerber. “I also help plan the team banquet and picnic, senior gifts and send communication to parents. In addition, I help coordinate and set-up the concession stand/hospitality room for all Yukon hosted track meets.”

Her boys are not just involved in cross country and track. Their interests go beyond running.

“My twin boys, Blake and Chris are seniors. They run cross country and also run hurdles and sprint relay events in track. Both of them are state qualifiers in the hurdles. They are also actively involved in Student Council, FCA and NHS, with Blake also being a senior class officer,” said Gerber.

Being involved in their activities is something she enjoys doing. Building friendships with the parents, kids and coaches is important to Gerber. But the twins are not the only kids Gerber has ushered through school.

“I also have a son Brett, who is a sophomore at Oklahoma State University that was involved in football, wrestling, baseball and track at Yukon High School, which gave me many opportunities to be involved in these booster clubs as well,” said Gerber.

Gerber is quick to point out, there is a long list of other volunteers that volunteer their time for the program.

“Booster club officers, Heather Pope and Sherri Jones, along with my husband Kyle and many track parent volunteers help to make the season run smoothly,” said Gerber.

Yukon is home for Gerber and her family. For generations they have called the community west of Oklahoma City home.

“My grandparents, parents along with myself and my husband Kyle graduated from Yukon. Yukon has always been very supportive of the students and athletes and I’ve always enjoyed the friendly faces and the support of the community.”