Mud, set, spike

By on August 22, 2014

Roughly 350 muddy individuals and many more spectators took part in the Elburn Herald Mud Volleyball Tournament during Elburn Days on Sunday. Photo by Ben Draper

Mud Volleyball 2014 a hit
ELBURN—Now that the dust—er, mud—has settled for another year, Elburn Herald Mud Volleyball organizer Leslie Flint is pleased with the results.

“It went really well,” Flint said. “We had 48 teams, around 350 players.”

Flint said she believes players and spectators like the tournament because it’s a one-day event.

“It’s a simple tournament. Everyone refs their own games and keeps their own scores. People must like it—they keep coming back,” she said.

This was the sixth year for Mud Volleyball during Elburn Days. Flint said, at the most, 10 people work to coordinate the event, but she credits the Elburn Lions Club for being easy to work with, and DJ Tim Sivesind of Prism Light DJ Services for doing a great job.

“Leslie does a great job and gets great participation,” said Elburn Lion Dave Broz, chairman of Elburn Days 2014. “I think it went well. The weather was great, the crowd was great; it was just fantastic.”

From the perspective of the club, Broz said members always look for ways to give people in the community something to do, and Mud Volleyball on the last day of the festival fits the bill. The addition of a food tent and beer garden near the volleyball courts give participants and spectators alike something more to do, Broz added.

“People are having fun so they stay; that’s good for everybody,” he said.