Smithville set to host Mud Mania volleyball

High school students from Clay, Platte and Ray Counties will come together again later this month to raise funds for drug and alcohol awareness education.The 20th annual Mud Mania volleyball event will be held Saturday, June 28 at at Kelsey Short Area No. 4 at Smithville Lake in Smithville. Running from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the competition will raise money for Youth With Vision – the Northland’s youth advocacy council. High school students from the region head an effort to warn about the abuse of alcohol and recreational and prescription drugs. Mud Mania is the YWV’s biggest fundraiser. Pre-registration of teams is encouraged but not required. The early entry fee is $10 per player but goes up to $15 apiece on the day of the event. Teams of six to nine players will compete for first-, second- and third-place prizes. Additionally, YWV accepts court sponsorships from $150-$1,000 for Bronze to Platinum Levels. Sponsors will have their logo displayed on t-shirts, court signs and banners depending on the level of sponsorship. All money raised from sponsorships and from this event help fund substance abuse prevention programming in area schools and legislative efforts on behalf of YWV. For more information, contact Reshana Peterson, the YWV coordinator at Tri-County Mental Health Services Prevention Services, at 877-0496 or For more information about YWV or to download a team registration form, visit