ADA – Local parents involved with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo are hosting the sixth annual “Get Dirty for Downs” Mud Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, July 13 at Ada War Memorial Park in Ada, Ohio, close to the Ohio Northern University campus.
The “Get Dirty for Downs” Mud Volleyball Tournament draws participants from across the Northwest Ohio community and beyond. Registration/check-in will open at 2:00 p.m., with announcements and round robin competition starting at 3:30 p.m.
“Thanks to the Eaton family, this mud volleyball tournament is an amazing way to not only raise much-needed funds to develop our supportive programs for families that have loved ones with Down syndrome, but it is also crucial in helping to spread awareness of our organization to hopefully allow us to serve even more families in the southern-most counties where we have a presence,” says Renee Canfield, Executive Director at the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo. “We want the community to know that all money raised at this event stays completely local.”



K Family Concessions, Dippers ‘n Dogs and 9 Flags Pizza will be the food vendors on-site. The event also will feature a 50/50 raffle, live auction and basket raffle. All participants will receive an event t-shirt, drawstring bag, goodies from Little Debbie Snack Cakes and more (while supplies last), along with a day of volleyball play. Cost per team of up to seven is $100; each additional player is $25. Registration and information can be found at www.dsagt.org; deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 11. For pre-event media opportunities, the planning committee will be at Ada War Memorial Park the evening of Friday, June 12 starting at 5 p.m. prepping the volleyball courts and event site.

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The mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo (DSAGT) is to empower all individuals with Down syndrome to achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential by providing support, education and advocacy not only for the individual, but also their families and communities. The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo envisions a community where all individuals with Down syndrome are accepted, included, and given limitless opportunities to pursue their dreams as respected members of society. DSAGT serves families residing in 17 counties throughout Northwest Ohio, totaling nearly 400 individuals with Down syndrome.