pep rally

noun

US
: an event before a school sports event that is meant to get students and fans excited and to encourage the team to win
also : a similar event in which speakers try to get a group of people excited and enthusiastic about something
The mayor gave an inspiring speech at the party's pep rally.

Examples of pep rally in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Advertisement The Angels threw a pep rally before the home opener, and some 3,000 fans gathered, wearing Trout jerseys of all sorts: home white, road gray, red, black, City Connect, throwback, All-Star and even hockey. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2024 The Bucks threw a grand pep rally for an introductory news conference for Griffin in June. Lori Nickel, Journal Sentinel, 24 Jan. 2024 Gold Star and The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati surprised Burton, a fifth grade English and social studies teacher at Rockdale Academy, with the news of becoming a finalist at his school's pep rally Jan. 31. Grace Tucker, The Enquirer, 23 Feb. 2024 On the night before the race, the team is holding a pep rally. Logan Stanley, The Arizona Republic, 1 Feb. 2024 The events included a homecoming pep rally, parade and concert. Daniella Silva, NBC News, 4 Oct. 2023 Chiefs fans are invited to participate in a pep rally inside the Grand Hall during the broadcast. Lisa Gutierrez, Kansas City Star, 25 Jan. 2024 The Dodgers traditionally celebrate the arrival of a new season with a fan festival at Dodger Stadium, where tens of thousands of fans gather for what is essentially a pep rally. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 12 Jan. 2024 On Thursday, a clip from the film’s opening pep rally scene circulated on X, formerly known as Twitter. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Oct. 2023

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“Pep rally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pep%20rally. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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