UPS to sponsor mud volleyball fundraiser

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By Sarah Bennett

UPS Supply Chain Solutions in Elizabethtown is sponsoring a mud volleyball tournament Saturday at Freeman Lake Park to benefit United Way of Central Kentucky.

Organizer Scott Tabor said about six teams were registered as of Friday. With only two courts available, he said the tournament is limited to eight teams with a maximum of eight players per group.

Team registration is open to the public.

According to Tabor, one court will be in the mud while the loser’s bracket will play in sand.

The first round begins in mud, and from there, losers will move to sand, according to a news release.

Teams will play co-ed style, he said, meaning two women must be on the court at all times.

All money raised will be donated to the United Way, which Tabor said is the main outlet to which UPS donates.

The entry fee is $150 per team, according to the release. Entry fee includes a T-shirt for each team member.

Tabor said this is the first time UPS has hosted such an event, and he hopes to establish a structure and good turnout this year to improve and repeat the tournament next year.

“Hopefully, I’ll learn a lot this year and apply it next year,” he said.

Tabor expects the first match to begin around 9:30 a.m. at the Rotary Pavilion at Freeman Lake Park.

To RSVP, contact Tabor at stabor@ups.com.

Sarah Bennett can be reached at (270) 505-1750 or sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com.