A mud volleyball tournament was chosen as a way to raise money for The
Water Project, because it will be an entertaining and unique way for the
students at Western Michigan University and the surrounding community members
to get involved with each other while contributing to a great cause.
Mud volleyball tournaments have become increasingly popular over the
past few years. Like a traditional game
of volleyball, there are a number of teams, six players each, competing in a
bracket style tournament. The difference
between the two is the added element of water.
The ground for the court is rototilled and thoroughly hosed downed
during the days leading up to the event to make thick mud, which allows for a
difficult but comical game of volleyball.
We chose to organize a mud volleyball tournament instead of just a
traditional volleyball tournament because we believed “getting dirty to get
clean” would be an exciting way to raise money for The Water Project. And who doesn’t like getting a little dirty
every now and then?
Did you know nearly 1 billion people don't have safe water to drink?
Together, we can change that. Let's fund a new source of drinking water for those who suffer needlessly without it!
Our gifts will be used to construct or rehabilitate a water project, like a well or sand dam, in Africa. We'll see pictures, GPS coordinates, and updates as they come in from the actual water project we fund so we can celebrate the results along with the community we help.
The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization unlocking human potential by providing clean, safe water to communities around the world who suffer needlessly without.
Working with local partners in countries like Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Uganda, we build long lasting water projects that are organized, owned and managed by the communities receiving them.
Together, with our partners we identify, implement, report on and follow up on every project. Then we share the whole story with you to inspire confidence in the work being done and the impact it has.