By Julia Lepore '20
The sports involved in Sports Night are a big part of how the years get their initial scores. There are volleyball, relay race, basketball, and of course the main event. This year Sports Night is being held on March 31st at St. Francis College. These sports all contribute to the points that each year will get. All the years are in for a big treat as they get to see one another perform through dance, skits, and tumbling.
Sports Night is one of Fontbonne’s biggest and longest tradition that has been going on for many years. Throughout the Sports Night season, preparation for the big day is on everyone’s minds even before the beginning of practices. Many great ideas are put on the table for each year to choose from as we get closer and closer to Sports Night.
Preparation and determination is the mindset every year has as we all come together to learn the choreography that our captains came up with for us to perform. Sports Night is one stressful and exciting event that brings each year together as new ideas from each individual spring up until the final day. A lot of time and dedication is spent on perfecting everything that goes into being a part of this event. Whether it’s making the props, perfecting the dance and tumbling parts, creating the skit, and making sure everything wraps up neatly, it’s a very stressful but fun process to be a part of.
Each year receives set times for practice so that we can go over our routines. During practices, the dancers learn and rehearse the dance as efficiently and fast as they can. Many practices take place during March so that we all have enough practices until we are prepared. We also have Spirit Week at Fontbonne, which is when each year dresses in their Sports Night jersey to represent themselves while decorating the buildings to match their theme.
Although the preparation for Sports Night is not always easy, the hard work is all worth it the day of. When all the years come together, it’s a fun and amazing experience to be a part of. Sports Night brings not only the Fontbonne family closer together, but it involves parents and friends to be a part of our school spirit!