Were you at Mudstock?
If you were, kudos. Nearly 3,500 people attended, and 51 teams signed up to compete. The event was expected to raise around $20,000 for the Muskogee County Council of Youth Services and Women in Safe Home.
This was the fifth year for the charity event and the biggest year yet.
Mark Winters, executive director of MCCOYS, said that the event was a huge success.
“It was bigger than it’s ever been,” Winters said. “The sponsorship was up, donations were up, and there were more teams. It’s been growing each year, and next year we look forward to it growing again.”
The fundraiser has become a two-day event at Three Forks Harbor, with a party the night before the main mud volleyball event with free live music, concessions and an Oklahoma Sooners vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Alumni Mudlam Match mud volleyball game.
The main event on Saturday offered participants an opportunity to have some good, dirty fun in the name of charity. Awards and prizes were given for the winners and for the most spirited and for the best T-shirt design.
Martin Updike, a member of the “Brown Streaks,” a self-sponsored team, participated in the event for the first time this year.
He was pleased with the way the event went and with the chance to help with a good cause. Rightly so.
As Updike said, “It’s so nice to see this many young adults from the Muskogee area involved in this.”
• First – Divin’ Dirty
• Second – Bad Acres sponsored by TGI Enterprises
• Third – Servpro
• Most Spirited – Dianna Cope
• Best T-Shirt – Armstrong Bank