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Let’s get muddy for MDA

Teams from last year’s tournament, with one pictured above, raised some $40,000 for the MDA cause.

Teams from last year’s tournament, with one pictured above, raised some $40,000 for the MDA cause. (File Photo)

Event returns this weekend to city

More than 1,000 Oklahoma citizens will travel to Mustang to play in the 15th Annual Mankind United to Destroy Dystrophy (M.U.D.D.) Volleyball Tournament this Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24.

In 2015, the tournament featured 130 independent, business and corporate teams who battled for first place in shin-deep mud.  The tournament will once again be played in a two-day format with a loser’s consolation bracket. This will allow more teams the ability to participate for longer!   For the Muscular Dystrophy Association, this event is one of the more popular ones.

“This is a fun and crazy weekend of adult entertainment…something that participants look forward to year after year!” said Kristen Richardson, MDA executive director. “When teams participate once, they keep coming back, which is why we have grown every single year!”

The tournament will take place behind the Silver Stallion Club on Highway 152 between Morgan and Sara Road in Mustang. Entry fees start at $350 per team and spectators 18 and older are welcomed with a $5 donation to MDA.  Thanks to our generous sponsors, there will be food as well as a variety of Pepsi beverages to drink…all available for a donation to MDA.  For those over 21, there will be a variety of adult beverages to choose.  In addition to watching teams play volleyball, Bring the Party Productions will be there all weekend playing some great tunes.
Event information can be picked up at your local 7-Eleven store or by calling the MDA office at (405)722-8001 for a registration packet. Team registration closed July 18.

Funds raised from the tournament will directly affect the nearly 2,000 Oklahomans living with muscle-wasting diseases by providing outpatient clinic services at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, repairing wheelchairs, leg braces and communication devices, and many other important services.

MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat neuromuscular disease through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive service, and far-reaching professional and public health education. The Association’s programs are funded almost entirely by individual private contributions. For more information about MDA contact the Oklahoma City office at 722-8001.

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