Little Caesars Pizza kicked off the haunting season Thursday with presentation of a $5,000 check to the Utah March of Dimes at the opening of the organization's 17th annual haunted house, 5530 S. Van Winkle Expressway.

This is the pizza company's fifth consecutive year as a sponsor of the event. Besides the check, each outlet of the pizza franchise sells paper spiders and donates the proceeds to the March of Dimes. Last year spider sales generated $9,000.People who join Little Caesars arachnophobia will also receive a coupon good for a two-for-one admission to the haunted house and a Halloween trick-or-treat bag.