The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority will kick off their season of First Friday’s next week, Friday, August 6 at 5:30 pm with the Downtown Pep Rally letting local marching bands, football teams and cheerleading squads show off their school spirit.

Rhan Hutcheson, Executive Director of the Averitt Center for the Arts, will introduce each of the teams as they take the stage on August 6 on the steps of the Bulloch County Courthouse.

Hutcheson will interview the coaches and some of the key players to discuss their teams’ upcoming seasons.

This year’s First Friday, August 6th pep rally schedule of appearance is as follows:

  • 5:30 p.m. Bulloch Academy
  • 6:00 p.m. Portal High School
  • 6:30 p.m. Georgia Southern Athletics
  • 7:30 p.m. Statesboro High School

The sponsor of this year’s Downtown Pep Rally event is Statesboro Natural Gas. They will be providing hotdogs and refreshments for the attending teammates. There will also be local vendors on Siebald Street selling food and products to parents and others celebrating their school spirit. 

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority would also like to thank their additional sponsors for 2021-2022: CORE Credit Union, Georgia Power, Colony Bank, East Georgia Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, Coca-Cola, Statesboro Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Southern Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Tormenta FC, Colony Bank, Cinnaholic and McKeithen’s True Value .