Last Friday’s sun was hot, but that didn’t stop four teams from competing in the First Annual Mudd Volleyball tournament sponsored by the Mesquite Rotary, in an effort to raise money for a Disc Golf park in Beaver Dam.
Before the competition began, participants had a ‘cooling off’ period in the court area, which was filled with about four inches of water. The goal: to be the last person left doing pushups in the muddy water. Everyone started off strong, but one by one they gave in and jumped out of the water until there was just one: Aayden Aquino, son of Rotarian Joe Aquino, stayed in the mud long enough to win a gift certificate to Subway.
The winning team, The Smurfs, consisting of Ariana Hermosillo (Captain), Victor Hermosillo, Cesar Gomez, Victoriano Hermosillo, Nagelly Lopez, Josilynn Lara and Lily Barajas, took home the first place trophy and each received a sports pack provided by Shelter Insurance.
The Mesa View Mud Wallowers took the second place trophy, while the Beaver Dam Diamondbacks won third place. The Average Joes took fourth.
“We had a good turn out,” said Rotary President Linda Gault, “and we are already planning the next one. It’s going to be during a different time of the year, for sure!”
Local businesses once again stepped up to the plate to support the community. In an email from Gault, she credits the success of this year’s tournament to the generosity of Larry LeMieux, Reliance Connects, The View Salon, Davis Construction, Star Nursery, Silver Screen Design, City Shoppes Embroidery, Royal Sanitary Services, Shelter Insurance, and to the Eureka Casino & Resort for the tournament location.