• Ahlyia Al-Birekdar, managing editor

Night at the Ike raises over $20,000 for district

Broadcasting story by Sam Deabler

The annual Night at the Ike in late August is a night about bringing people together for fun, raising money for the district and about bringing recognition to the fall sports teams.

Some of the fundraisers the Booster Club included this year were the jump houses, concessions and the dunk tank to bring money into the district. They also sold club memberships.

“Night at the Ike is great event to bring everyone together the night before the football season starts,” senior William Madzey said.

Students, staff and parents come together from different schools within Tiger Nation to support the Booster Club.

“It’s a wonderful community event to bring everyone together and it even includes the little kids, teens and parents within Tiger Nation,” Dr. Christie Meyer said.

“It was only the 3rd Annual Night at the Ike event, but I have seen them from the beginning and every year they get bigger and bigger,” assistant principal Travis Rink said.” It may be a highlight for the athletes, but the Booster Club uses the proceeds for all student activities in the middle school and high school; it’s not just the sports.”

This year Tiger Nation raised over $20,000 for the schools.

The main event is always the Tiger football scrimmage, an annual pre-season scrimmage held at Night at the Ike to get everyone hyped.

“The scrimmage really helps the younger and newer players see plays in action so they can get more comfortable with running them,” Madzey said.

Night at the Ike has been and will continue to be a special event to unite Tiger Nation as a family.

Photo by Noah Merrell

Junior Haley Wells throws the ball at the dunk tank booth during Night at the Ike. Many students of all ages enjoyed dunking their favorite teachers, coaches and administrators.

Photo by Briley Tuckwood

Juniors Hope Klausmeyer, Mele Meinhardt, Lydia Goering and Haley Worford, along with other members of the squad, cheer at Night at the Ike.

Photo by Briley Tuckwood

The Tigerettes perform their routine and get the crowd pumped up.

Photo by Noah Merrell

Senior quarterback William (Mason) Madzey and senior Tanner Orand, along with other players on the team, warm up prior to their Ike Night scrimmage.

Photo by Briley Tuckwood

The marching band performs at Ike Night. A lot of preparation goes into developing the multi-layer routine for the marching season.

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