Black Hawk Fever Was Hot! Hundreds of Families Attend Energetic Event
Black Hawk Fever returned in full force this past Friday night after a long COVID hiatus. More than 1,000 attendees enjoyed the Bloomfield Hills High School junior varsity and varsity basketball teams defeating cross-town rivals Birmingham Groves while taking advantage of a plethora of activities featuring students and athletes from across Bloomfield Hills Schools.
“The goal of the event was to welcome our middle school and elementary school communities to see all of the athletic offerings and hope to get them excited to come to BHHS!,” shared event coordinator Sue Brodsky, a BHS parent and president of the Boys Basketball Boosters. “We also were able to highlight the BHHS drumline, robotics team, and Student Leadership. It was awesome to be able to show our young students what amazing things are happening at the high school.”
The first 500 people registered got a free Black Hawk Fever t-shirt and pizza. Main Street was packed with tables featuring athletes from nearly every sport at BHHS who provided candy, giveaways, and activities. In addition, BHHS Student Ambassadors provided information and tours of the building for interested students. At the game, the West Hills Honors Choir performed the National Anthem and the BHHS Poms/Dance Team performed the varsity halftime show which also featured a parade of athletes from all sports.
The event was held in conjunction with the new Bloomfield Hills Athletic Committee. “BHAC is composed of volunteers from across the Bloomfield community who are working to encourage all of our BHS students to enjoy and get involved with our schools, specifically through athletics,” said BHAC founder and BHS parent Debbie Guettler. BHAC coordinated the more than 150 coaches and students who took part in the event while Brodsky organized dozens of parent volunteers. “We will build on this year’s successes and make next year even better,” said Guettler. “Spread the word if you enjoyed it, and keep an eye out for the registration next winter.”
BHHS was full of energy and excitement all night long at the school.“I loved that the community came together and that so many different talents of our BHHS students were showcased and spotlighted,” said Brodsky. “The kids in this district are so incredibly talented, and it's awesome to have everyone participate!”