Creek Raises $51,000 For Bags of Fun in Record Power Week: See Moments Here


Alex Gribb

Students gathered in the Fine Arts Theater on Thursday night to watch Mr. Creek, a longtime Power Week tradition where male Creek students perform in a pageant-like competition. After battling against other candidates, senior Cooper Collins won the title of Mr. Creek in front of a sold out crowd. “It was very unexpected and kind of surreal. Any one of the candidates could’ve won Mr. Creek, and when they said my name I think I almost passed out,” Collins said. “I probably would’ve if the guys didn’t pick me up.”

Power Week is a spirit week-like fundraiser for the non-profit organization Bags of Fun. The money raised goes to creating bags filled with fun toys, games, and activities for kids who are hospitalized long-term. The bags include toys and fun commodities for kids in the hospital to enjoy while undergoing treatment.

“I think my favorite part of Power Week as a whole was just seeing everyone come together for a great cause,” senior Cooper Collins, who won Mr. Creek on Thursday night, said. “But I also really loved the dress-up days.”

Students came to school dressed up for different themes like barbecue dads, soccer moms, Adam Sandler, music genres, and Hawaiian.

Activities like Mr. Creek on Thursday which was a talent competition for the upperclassmen boys. There was also a pep assembly on Friday, 3v3 basketball on Monday, and Cherry Creek Sports Network broadcasting for an entire school day as well.

Students raised money to be collected for Bags Of Fun during the pep assembly on Friday, Feb. 17.

“Throughout the week, [Student] Senate pushed for donations from their classmates as well as people at home,” student body president TJ Hubble said.

In the end, the total amount of money raised came to an enormous $51,000, which is $11,000 over the initial goal. Creek was very excited.

“I was very surprised that we raised over $50,000. We raised so much last year so I think there was a lot of pressure to do well this year. It was very exciting to unveil the check,” senior pep assembly MC Greer Simonton said over a text interview.

Creek’s donation to Bags of Fun not only makes the Creek student body feel good about what they raised, but will give back to those in need.

“Power Week is something that we senators pour out hearts and souls into,” Hubble said. “It is definitely a highlight of the year.”