Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament returns with a new cause

WATERVILLE, OH, June 1, 2023: When dressed appropriately and mentally prepared, even the most finicky of adults are usually game to get a little muddy, especially when it’s for a great cause.  The 12th Annual Bump, Set, Splat, Mud Volleyball Tournament hosted by the Toledo Sport and Social Club is back again this year. Registration is now open to come out and get dirty for the birdies and other local wildlife with Nature’s Nursery being the new beneficiary of the tournament.

Bump, Set, Splat started 11 years ago as a small tournament and has now grown to include over 90 teams playing over the course of an entire day on a dozen courts. There is no shortage of willing participants, as the tournament team slots sell out each year.

The event is held at the Lucas County Fair Grounds where Klumm Brothers donates their time to excavate each court approximately 12” deep to then be filled with water for the best volleyball splats in town. “We love putting on this event each year and seeing it grow.  The mud component makes everyone move slower and really levels the playing field for all skill levels to jump in and have fun” said Jesse Spier, Owner of Toledo Sport And Social Club.

Bump, Set, Splat will be held on August 26th from 10am until approximately 7pm at the Lucas County Fair Grounds.  This year, all proceeds from the tournament will go to Nature’s Nursery Center For Wildlife Rescue And Rehabilitation.  “We are really excited to be part of this event and have some new elements in the works to add some excitement to the tournament” said Allison Aey, Nature’s Nursery Executive Director. “It’s a funday to get outside in nature and support local wildlife rescue.”

Teams can register now online at  The cost is $425 per team of up to 10 people.

EDITOR’S NOTE: About Toledo Sport and Social Club: The Toledo Sport and Social Club seeks to create year-round opportunities for individuals to play a variety of co-ed recreational team sports in a social atmosphere that continues into happy hour and lasts long after the games are over. It’s the perfect combination of sports and a social scene that caters to residents in and around the Toledo area.  TSSC is open to everyone 21 and older and currently has over 10,000 participants. Nature’s Nursery is a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation non-profit located in Waterville Ohio. Each year, Nature’s Nursery rescues over 3,700 local wild animals covering an 18 county region and provides educational programs about wildlife, conservation and the environment.