Night at the Ike is all about having fun, giving recognition and raising money.
“It is just an overall way to kick off fall sports and fundraise,” Athletic Director Eric Armstrong said.
It is one of the things the Tiger Nation Booster Club does to raise money for Eisenhower Middle School and Eisenhower High School.
“Last year the Booster Club raised $52,000 (overall), which all came back into the schools,” he said.
For many it is not about the money, it is all about having fun.
"Many people participate in the introductions, and there’s always a lot for kids to do,” Armstrong said.
From face painting to the dreaded dunk tank, there was something for all in attendance.
“I come to support all my friends who do fall sports,” junior Ashlynn Everitt said. “I love how everyone comes together to support each other.”
The football team put on a scrimmage for all the fans to watch, and to prepare themselves for the upcoming season.
“The scrimmage helps us get better, gives us more reps and more focus,” senior Justis Moore said prior to Ike Night. “It helps us see game-like situations.”
This year the players hope for a better season.
“I think the doubters are underestimating us,” Moore said. “This summer we worked harder than ever before, and we have better leadership than before.”