The Mission Lions Club invites area residents to join the fun as registration for teams is now underway for the 6th annual Mud Volleyball Tournament and the Texas Lions Camp Cook-off to be held Friday and Saturday, April 27-28 in Alton. The tournament is a fundraiser for the Mission Lions Club charitable programs, while all net proceeds from the cook-off will go to the Texas Lions Camp for crippled children.

The mud volleyball tournament will be held Saturday only, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The number of teams allowed in the tournament is limited so early registration is recommended. Youth and adult teams are invited for players age 15 and over. Teams are composed of six to 10 players, with up to eight players in the pit at a time. Teams may be co-ed or all male or all female. High school teams are welcome.

Volleyball team registration/sponsorship cost is $300 per team. Teams are encouraged to obtain sponsors, but a limited number of sponsorships are available for teams needing sponsors. Registration forms and additional tournament information are available at or on the Mission Lions Club Mud Volleyball Facebook page.

Sponsorships are needed for teams, and corporate sponsorship packages are also available. For more information about sponsors or team registration, contact Adela Ortega, mud volleyball tournament chairperson, at 956-458-9066.

The Texas Lions Camp Cook-off will be held Friday and Saturday. The IBCA sanctioned event will offer prize money for first, second and third places in brisket, spare ribs and chicken categories, as well as grand champion overall, reserve grand champion, Best Campsite and Kid’s BBQ prizes.

To register a cook-off team, contact Esmer Flores at 956-212-5485 or email her at