ALBUQUERQUE—One of Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation’s (CTHF’s) largest fundraisers, Mudd Volleyball, is celebrating its 20th year in 2014. In honor of the event, CTHF is hosting a “Design the Pig” contest to redesign its mascot, the Mudd Volleyball pig.
Entries will be accepted though Friday, Jan. 31. The winning entry will be chosen and announced Feb. 10.
“The Mudd Volleyball pig mascot has taken on many forms in the past 20 years, but has continued to represent the same goal each year – to raise essential funding for Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation, which directly benefits children with special needs and their families,” CTHF Executive Director Jeff Hoehn said. “Mudd Volleyball is one of the most successful fundraisers in the state thanks to the many New Mexicans who have ‘gotten down and dirty’ to support our efforts. It’s only fitting that we give back by letting them choose a design for such a significant anniversary.”
Contest entries must be created in a kid-friendly design. Anything deemed inappropriate will be immediately disqualified. All entries must be submitted in a high resolution format, and the owner has to agree to allow CTHF to use the submission in all marketing materials related to Mudd Volleyball.
Only one submission is allowed per person. Anyone suspected of using multiple email accounts for submissions will be disqualified. Entries can be made via social media at facebook.com/cthf.muddvolleyball or woobox.com/oifwuq.
On Feb. 1, a panel of judges consisting of staff and board members will narrow down their top ten entries. Children who receive services from CTHF will then choose their favorite. The winner will be eligible for a tent upgrade at the 2014 Mudd Volleyball tournament, which will be June 7 at Rio Bravo and 2nd Street in Albuquerque. For a complete list of rules, visit carrietingleyhospitalfoundation.org/?attachment_id=758.
Registration for the Mudd Vollyeball Tournament opens March 1. There is no registration deadline since the tournament always sells out.
New this year, teams will have a chance to compete with bigger and better team fundraising challenges and rewards, and learn more about how the tournament’s revenue helps children with special needs and their families.
In 2013, the Mudd Volleyball tournament raised $565,000 for CTHF, and drew more than 8,000 participants.
The Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation helps families with funding for critical items such as wheelchair ramps, van conversions, durable medical or therapeutic medical equipment not covered by insurance, emergency rent and utility assistance. Their mission is to enhance the lives of Carrie Tingley Hospital patients and special needs children and their families throughout New Mexico.