Scottsdale Arizona

34th Annual Mighty Mud Mania Set July 17 by quotes

The muddiest show on (or in) earth returns July 17 when Scottsdale’s Mighty Mud Mania flings into action for the 34th time.

Activities run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chaparral Park, 5401 N. Hayden Road. This year Might Mud Mania has a lead sponsor — Henkel Consumer Goods Inc., marketers of well known brands such as Dial soap.

Mighty Mud Mania features activities for kids in two age groups, 6 and under and ages 7 to 17.  The younger group can enjoy the Mini Mud Course, Mudville (a “funtown” of mud), mini waterslide, mudpit and sand castle building. Older children can try the Original Mud Obstacle Course, waterslides, sandcastle building, and mudpits.

Participants must wear lace-up or Velcro shoes (sandals and flip-flops are not allowed) and must bring a signed permission slip or have a parent or guardian available at the event to sign one.

Scottsdale firefighters will provide a “kidwash,” so children can go home
clean.  Fully rinsed kids who bring along clean swimsuits and towels can
also enjoy a free swim at Chaparral Pool from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Residents can call 480-312-2771 to be put on a list to receive Mighty Mud Mail, or e-mail to be put on an e-mail list for detailed information, permission slips, parking map, and everything needed for the event.

There is also an MMM answer line at 480-312-2704. About 200 volunteers are needed to staff the event each year.  Muddy and
not-so-muddy jobs are available.  Please call or e-mail the numbers and
address listed above by July 6 to volunteer.

Other sponsors for the 2009 event are Arizona’s Tooth Dr. for Kids,
ClifKid/Clifbar, Cricket Communications, Heritage Trucking, SRP, and
Universal Fog Outdoor Misting Systems.

For event details, visit


Get Muddy (or not) by Volunteering for Mighty Mud Mania by quotes

You can be part of a long-standing Scottsdale tradition by volunteering for Mighty Mud Mania.

Scottsdale presents the 34th edition of Mighty Mud Mania on July 17 at
Chaparral Park. More than 200 volunteers are needed to get down and dirty to help ensure that the event succeeds and that all the children, ages 1 to 17, have a great time! Shifts start as early as 5 a.m. and end as late as 6 p.m.

Muddy and not-so muddy jobs are available. All volunteers must be at least 15 years of age and will receive a free MMM T-shirt or tank top. Deadline to sign-up is Thursday, July 3.

For more information on the specific volunteer opportunities available,
please call (480) 312-2771 or email For event details, visit