GWU Invites Community to Halloween Night Baseball Game

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Team to Play Costumed Scrimmage, Distribute Candy

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. — Gardner-Webb University invites families to a costume parade and baseball game on campus on Halloween night, Oct. 31.  Activities are free, and children who attend will receive candy.

The GWU baseball team’s first-ever “Monster Mash” is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Moss Stadium/Masters Field, located on Stadium Drive in Boiling Springs.  Following the parade of costumes, the team will compete in an intra-squad game while players are dressed in Halloween costumes.

GWU Baseball Coach Rusty Stroupe said several of his team’s upperclassmen wanted to offer a themed event for the community, in addition to the scrimmage game.

“We hope the event provides a safe and fun place for families to bring their kids to get some Halloween candy, watch some college baseball, and get some laughs from the assortment of creative costumes they will see,” Stroupe said.  “It is designed to be more fun than scary, and costumes will be in good taste.  We want to continue the tradition of Gardner-Webb University being an institution that is actively involved with and appreciative of the local community.”

For more information on Monster Mash, contact Stroupe at rstroupe@gardner-webb.edu.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deeper commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).