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Mudd volleyball tourney gets down and dirty with new team fundraising challenge

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 ALBUQUERQUE — The 20th annual Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation’s Mudd Volleyball Tournament will feature a new Team Fundraising Challenge in which teams compete against one another to raise the most money.
The money raised is in addition to team registration fees. The Mudd Volleyball Tournament takes place June 7 in Albuquerque.
“For the past 20 years, New Mexicans from around the state have set, spiked and bumped their way through the mud at the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation’s annual Mudd Volleyball tournaments, to benefit children with special needs and their families,” said executive director Jeff Hoehn. “The Team Fundraising Challenge is just one more way our generous teams can help improve the lives of New Mexico’s kids with special needs. The money raised through Mudd Volleyball goes right back into communities across New Mexico.”
The winner of the Team Fundraising challenge will be provided with lunch, VIP parking passes, a recognition banner, an upgraded tent package at the 2015 Mudd Volleyball Tournament and a host of other valuable prizes.
Teams who participate in the challenge are required to establish a monetary goal by May 30, which the team captain should include on the registration form.
To participate, team captains must register online by clicking “Become a Fundraiser” at active.com. Non-players can also support a specific team through donations on active.com’s site. 
Teams are comprised of 12 players — either individual or corporate — and half of team the members must be female. Teams can register in one of four levels: basic team ($595), team and second row tent package ($870), team and beachfront tent package ($1,145), or court sponsorship ($2,000).
Along with the new Team Fundraiser Challenge this year, prizes will be given to those teams with the best team name, best team camp, and best team costume. 
The Mudd Volleyball Tournament will be held at Rio Bravo and 2nd street in Albuquerque. Gates open at 6:30 a.m.
In 2013, the Mudd Volleyball Tournament raised $565,000 which funds equipment purchases and programs that help children with special needs across New Mexico.
Registration for the Mudd Volleyball Tournament will continue until all spaces are filled.
 To register of for more information, visit carrietingleyhospitalfoundation.org/mudd-volleyball/ or call Tanya Robinson at 505-243-6626 or trobinson@cthf.net.