MRHS Pie in the Eye and Make-A-Wish partner to raise 20k
by Genesis G. and Venus T.
MRHS DECA is working directly with Make-A-Wish Colorado to raise 20k to help bring 7-year-old Mati’s wish to life.
Pie in the Eye is an annual competition at MRHS to raise money for organizations such as Make-A-Wish, and Children’s Hospital Colorado. MRHS is working to send Mati to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disney World.
This year MRHS is sponsoring Mati, a 7-year-old girl with congenital heart disease, who loves mermaids, unicorns, chicken tenders, the colors pink and purple, and most importantly being a girly girl! Mati’s wish is to have a complete Disney princess makeover at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Castle.
“The students get to challenge the teachers, and whoever gets the most amount of money gets to pie the other in the face at the Homecoming assembly. The school has been doing it every year and it’s really a fun experience,” said 10th grade DECA student Mikey S.
Because Pie in the Eye is always done around the same time as Homecoming, it always helps students get more into the school spirit, which also encourages them to donate to the cause. “We’re trying to raise $20,000 this year through DECA, and we are halfway there right now at $10,000,” English teacher Ian Simpson stated.
Mountain Range also partners with businesses such as Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers and Chick-fil-A to raise more money. Students and their families can show up to these fundraisers, and a percentage of all sales made the night of the fundraiser will go towards Mati and her wish.
The Pie in the Eye competition will be ending Thursday, 10/5 at the Homecoming assembly. The turnout for the fundraiser this year has been amazing thus far, and we hope to see even better results than we have previous years. This fundraiser brings the school closer together as a community, and it’s a heartwarming sight.