Saturday, May 11 turned out to be the perfect day for Mesquite Rotary’s Sixth Annual Mudd Volleyball fundraiser.
Over 25 teams signed up to get down and dirty for a good cause and community support was the best. Hundreds of family members young and old came out to support team members who took a few mud baths for the sake of beauty but not their own.
The fundraiser each year is for the Beaver Dam Jr./Sr. High School’s Interact Club’s Beautification project. The concept for the beautification project originally came from the students about seven and a half years ago when Linda Gault, active Rotary member and, at the time, Mesquite Secretary, began the Interact Club in the Beaver Dam High School. The project is moving into it’s second phase and the funds generated will once again go toward that venture.
This year’s fundraising event drew a bigger than ever crowd of participants, spectators and funds.
Spectators may have had to slather on the sunscreen, but it didn’t hinder the crowd from watching friends, co-workers or family members wallow in the mud pits behind the Eureka Hotel.
Mesquite Police Department was able to claim this year’s “Studds (and Studette) of the Mudd.” Detective Wendy Medina can’t be overlooked as an integral part of the winning team; not only is she the “Best of the Badge” this year, she’s took a dive or two for the team and helped secure the 2019 trophy for MPD.
Gault said, “We couldn’t have done it all without the help and support of all the volunteers helping us from the BDHS Interact Club, Mesquite Showgirls, and other Rotary friends. Our major sponsors are also a huge part in the success of the event, they included the Eureka Community Initiative, Reliance Connects and the City of Mesquite Parks & Recreation Department.”
The final figures aren’t in yet but Rotary member, Linda Gault said, “Some of funds are still being collected; the sponsorships will be split between Mudd and the Glow Run in September. We, the Rotary Club, offered combined options for the event this year, so it will take us a little while to know how it all pans out.”