The Alton Redbirds will be having a Fall Sports Kick-Off Night on Aug. 19 at West Elementary School and Public School Stadium.
There will be a volleyball scrimmage at West Elementary and boys soccer and football scrimmages at Public School Stadium. The volleyball team will have its scrimmage from 5:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m. The boys soccer scrimmage will run from 5:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and the football scrimmage will run from 7:15 p.m-8:30 p.m.
At 6:30 p.m. at Public School Stadium, there will be introductions of the cross country, girls tennis, boys and girls golf, cheerleading and dance teams. At 6:45 p.m., the Alton High School band – the Marching 100 -- will be introduced, then it will do a performance.
The football team starts its season on Aug. 26 at Rock Island and plays its first home game the following week against Quincy.
The boys soccer team plays its first four games at home, starting with Sacred Heart-Griffin on Aug. 24. Nick Funk will be in his first season as head coach.
The volleyball team starts its season on Aug. 22 at Columbia, then plays Metro-East Lutheran in its first home match on Aug. 24.
The girls tennis team begins on Aug. 23 with a home match against Greenville and the cross country team starts on Sept. 5 at the Granite City Invitational.