The Hannibal YMen's Club will be putting on the 36th annual Mississippi Mud Volleyball Tournament, with both an adult an junior event. The event takes place during Hannibal's National Tom Sawyer Days celebration.

The junior tournament will be held on Wednesday, July 1, and the adult tournament on Thursday, July 2.

Sign up is going on now for the double elimination tournaments, to be held at the mud volleyball courts behind the YMen's Pavilion in downtown Hannibal. The entry fee is $175 for the adult teams who sign up by June 19. After that the fee will go up to $200 until the bracket is filled. The fee for junior teams is $100 and the deadline to sign up is June 26.

There is a maximum of eight players per team for both juniors and adults, and each team must be at least one half women, or can be made up completely of women.  Junior tournament prizes will be t-shirts and medals will be awarded for first place. For the adults, the top four finishers will receive placement mugs, and all teams will receive a tournament shirt for each player on the team.

A complete list of rules for mud volleyball can be found online, as well as entry forms for both the adult and junior tournaments, and the required waiver sheet.

According to the Hannibal YMen's website, "The Y Men's Club of Hannibal is a fellowship of persons of all faith, working together in mutual respect and affection, based on teachings of Jesus Christ, and with a common loyalty to the Young Men's Christian Association, striving through active service to develop, encourage, and provide leadership for all mankind."

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