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Volleyball tournament gets messy to raise funds

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By Robert Villanueva

By ROBERT VILLANUEVA rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — A fundraiser to be held Aug. 2 will be a messy affair and people might get hosed, but it all will be for a good cause.

Young Professionals of Hardin County and the Field of Dreams project will benefit from a mud volleyball tournament from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Young Professionals of Hardin County, a networking group, is hosting the event. Field of Dreams is an athletic complex planned for the area to be a regional sports facility.

The tournament will take place at the Field of Dreams location on St. John Road between Ring Road and U.S. 31W bypass.

“This is the second year for it,” said Lindsey Keith Alicna, event coordinator.

Registration for the event costs $100 per team. Each team must include six to eight members and players must be 18 or older.

Whether it will be a single- or double-elimination tournament will depend on the turnout, Alicna said. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Deadline to register is July 25.

Last year, several teams committed but many did not show up, she said. Still, the three teams that did show up played until about 4 p.m.

“So there’s plenty of action going on down there,” Alicna said.

In mud volleyball, the court is sprayed down before play. The fire department will do those honors.

“It does get real muddy,” Alicna said.

Hoses will be available for players to wash off afterward. Otherwise, play is just like in regular volleyball.

Concessions also will be available.

For more information or for applications, contact Alicna at (270) 737-7377, Ext. 206.  Robert Villanueva can be reached at (270) 505-1743.