Friday, August 17, 2012

It's called Mud Volleyball

"Muddy With a Mission" was the theme of the first charity mud volleyball tournament in our little town.  13 teams paid to participate in an all-day tournament held in a rodeo arena that had been watered down by the local fire department.  Beneficiaries of the money raised by the event were food banks in four counties.  I photographed the 11-hour event, deciding early that going barefoot was the best option. My right ankle is still puffy and stiff.    If you don't like the idea of dirt and mud....don't look at the photos!

Matches started at 8 a.m....people were clean

The fire department visited 3 times during the day

Duct tape held shoes on 

Our local rodeo queen...senior in high school

Muddy Mikey's mother (earlier post)

Makeshift showers were available between matches

Victory Mud Slide for Champs

The Filthy Vermin won the day
(Teams are already pre-registering for next year's event.) 


TexWisGirl said...

love the duct tape. :)

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Wow! It looks like a fun (if very muddy) day --

Candy C. said...

That's a whole lotta mud!! Looks like a fun event for a great cause! Thanks for sharing it with us! :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Lordy, what a mess! If I was involved in that I think I'd just figure on throwing away my clothes and shoes afterwards. Yikes!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Committed to a worthy cause (charity) and fun in muddy waters. A great mix!

Two thumbs up!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Good heavens!
What a happy mess. Looks like a lot of fun.
Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

Danielle said...

I guess I would participate if it was for charity but.....ick...ewwwwww....I'd rather have the giggles just watching. said...

Fun for a cause!

momphotographer said...

that looks like so much fun!

Ida said...

Well that gives new meaning to the term: Down and Dirty huh? - What an interesting competition. Can't say I'd participate but I'd watch it if I had the chance.