By Jake Schild
The 14th annual “Walk of Horror,” put on by the Saint Mary’s University fast pitch softball team Oct. 22-23 and 29-31, was a success this year, hosting around 1,000 visitors.
The Walk, which is a fundraiser for the SMU softball team and its traveling expenses, cost $5 for adults and $4 for students with an ID or small children. The money raised will be used to support the team’s trip to Tucson, Ariz., for a tournament taking place over spring break.
The Walk started in the lighted area between the baseball and softball fields on the SMU campus and then takes participants into the bluffs for about 20 minutes. During the walk, players on the softball team scare walkers by playing out various horror scenes.
According to Jen Miller, SMU softball coach, the event is fun for all ages. However, Miller also said that the scare level is toned down for younger children.