Things Bright Up with Panther Creek’s Glow Madness

On Saturday, November 23rd, Panther Creek High’s DECA club will be hosting the annual Glow Madness, a charity event featuring glow-in-the-dark basketball and volleyball tournaments, as well as a fun run. It is DECA’s third time hosting the event, and it lasts from 3-8pm this year. 

“Glow Madness is an event that DECA’s doing in order to raise money for…Rise Against Hunger,” Shreya Chordiya, a junior, says. “All proceeds will go to Rise Against Hunger, and it’s a really fun way to bring [the] community together…” 

The basketball tournament is a 4v4 faceoff while the volleyball tournament is a 6v6; registration is open until November 23 for students to sign up, pay a small fee, and be part of the teams. The fun run is open for anyone who wants to join. Students don’t have to be experienced to be able to participate. 

“We got a QR code everywhere around the school, so if you scan it, it’ll show up…” Vimal Pulikkiyil, a senior, explains.

“They can sign up and get into teams for volleyball and basketball, and anybody can participate in the glow run,” Jenna Murray, also a senior, says. 

According to, which is the official website of the event, students who participate can earn volunteer hours for Key Club and one DECA workshop hour. However, for those not taking part in the athletic events, there will be food trucks, raffles, and a photo booth available. 

Funds earned from the event will be going to Rise Against Hunger, an organization whose vision is to end world hunger by providing food and aid to areas in need. 

“You don’t have to stay the whole time, you can come whenever; you just get a whole team together and you guys play,” Chordiya adds.