‘Fear Factor’ type event planned for Oct. 26 at Finch Fieldhouse
Students looking to do something good for their local community while getting a scare or two in the process will be in for a treat next Friday.
Face Your Fear at CMU, a “Fear-Factor”-style competition featuring 16 contestants and five different challenges, will be held inside Finch Fieldhouse 113 from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 26.
The event will be held to raise money for the Isabella Community Soup Kitchen.
To be a spectator at the event, either pay $1 or bring one non-perishable food item to the event.
“We encourage people to bring more than one canned good,” said Nicole Johnson, a St. Clair junior and member of the group putting on the event. “We encourage donations as well.”
Livonia senior Joselito Robles said the event will give back to those in need.
“(We’re looking at) helping out people who don’t have a lot,” Robles said.
He said the challenges in the overall competition will vary in a few different ways.
“There’s bugs involved in one of them,” he said. “Another challenge will have participants transfer things with their mouths from a bowl to another container. It’s a bit physical because you have to keep running between two tables.”
All of the materials in the competition are safe and not hazardous, Johnson said.
“All that can be found in a grocery store,” Johnson said. “All FDA-approved.”
The group did not say what exactly the challenges will be but said the secrecy adds to the element of surprise before the competition.
“We don’t want to give contestants expectations,” she said. “That way, they don’t have time to practice and get past each round.”
Along with the five larger challenges, there will be smaller challenges in between the larger ones.
“They’re going to be similar,” she said.
Johnson, along with four other students, is putting on the event as part of their RPL 430B class.
She said there will be raffle drawings where prizes will be awarded.
“One can equals one raffle ticket,” she said. “They’ll be winning a few different prizes like a gift card and t-shirts.”
The group is still looking to fill the 16-person competition and they will be holding a demonstration of their event Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the Park Library’s main lobby to showcase and promote their event.
“It’s a preview of one of the challenges,” Robles said. “It’s something to get people to check it out.”
Saginaw junior Mikasa Wolverstein said even if the group doesn’t do well attendance-wise or profit-wise, it was worth doing the event because it helped benefit the community.
“If we have donations, it’s worth it,” Wolverstein said. “Someone won.”
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