Dayton’s dirtiest party is all set for it’s 25th edition on Saturday, July 11th and looking for folks that enjoy playing in the mud! The event continues to grow each year and last year over 260 teams spent the day drinking beer, diving in the dirt and rocking out to live bands in between bouts at the tournament. The Dayton MUD Volleyball event site is located behind Wegerzyn Garden MetroPark at 1301 East Sibenthaler Avenue in Dayton. Teams have the choice to register in the Competitive or the more laid back Non-competitive tournament.
Non-Competitive: this is the safest bet for first-timers or teams that love drinking beer all day. The Non-Competitive tournament begins with simple round robin gameplay between the seven (7) teams on the court. Once all seven teams have played each other (right around 1PM), you’ll have the option to enter the Potty Bowl. The Potty Bowl is a single elimination bracket for Non-Competitive teams. In other words you choose when your day ends: 1PM or 4PM (depending on how you do). Expect to play at least seven (7) matches in the Non-Competitive Tournament.*
Competitive: this is for experienced MUD Volleyball players and those who are a bit more serious about gameplay. Competitive teams don’t typically drink (as much) and are looking for a longer day. Similar to Non-Competitive, this tournament starts out with round-robin play between the eight (8) teams on the court. Unlike the other tournament, this will lead into an automatic, single elimination bracket in the afternoon. How well you perform will determine the length of your day. Expect to play at least nine (9) matches in the Competitive Tournament.*
All players must be at least 16, and all teams must have a minimum of 6 members and a maximum of 10 players. Each team must have at least two (2) female players, but is not required to have any male players. Earlybird team registration is $350 in April and May, goes up to $375 in June and will be $400 in July if the event is not already sold out. Spectator are welcome and the entry fee is just $5.
If you’re not sure if you want to play, volunteers are always needed. Volunteers can work shifts for set up staring on Thursday or Friday, at the event on Saturday or clean up on Sunday. Once your shift is over we’ll invite you to grab some grub and an ice cold Bud Light. There’s a sweet t-shirt and some other good stuff waiting for you, too!
All proceeds from MUD Volleyball stay in the local community and benefit the programs and services of The Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio. The Foundation serves an 11- county area of Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby Counties.
One in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy in their lifetime. The Epilepsy Foundation’s vision is to create an environment where there is no stigma or fear associated with seizure disorders. They strive to help those affected by epilepsy have the knowledge, self-esteem and support to participate in normal life experiences and remove the barriers impeding their everyday lives.