The Commerce Downtown Development Authority hopes to kick the fall high school athletic season off to a good start Thursday night, Aug. 28.
The Tigers on the Town Downtown Pep Rally will recognize the Commerce High School football team, cheerleaders, band, dance line, majorettes, cross country team and softball team. The season opens the following night at Tiger Stadium against cross-county rivals Jefferson.
Weather permitting, the pep rally will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Spencer Park. If it rains or rain is threatening, however, the pep rally will be moved to the CHS Gym.
A couple of past TOT pep rallies have been rained out. That won’t happen this year.
“Since this is the Jefferson game, we wanted to have the pep rally rain or shine,” explained Hasco Craver, executive director of the DDA.
The DDA and the Commerce Area Business Association will also recognize the 2007-08 teachers of the year for the city school system.
In addition, a drawing will be held at the event for four sets of two CHS season tickets and parking passes for all home athletic events. Registration slips are available at participating downtown businesses.