Get ready for some mud and some fun Saturday in Ontario at the 2019 Mud Fest. (The Enterprise/File).

ONTARIO – The Mud Fest 2019 is coming – and it’s an opportunity for area residents to get down and dirty for a good cause.

The Mud Fest will take place this Saturday. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the tournament starts promptly at 9 a.m.

Mud Fest is an annual double-elimination mud volleyball tournament put on in support of Project DOVE, a nonprofit organization providing services to victims of stalking, teen dating violence, sexual assault and domestic violence.

The event also benefits the Tri-County Anti-Trafficking Taskforce, which is dedicated to fighting human trafficking in Malheur County as well as Washington and Payette counties in Idaho. 

The tournament will be held behind Edge Motor Performance Sports in Ontario, and food and beverages from local venders will be sold. If things get too dirty, shower hoses and portable facilities will be available.

The deadline for team registration is 5 p.m. Thursday. Registration costs $300 and up to six people can be on a team, with four members on the court at all times and two substitutes.

Participants and spectators are requested to bring one non-perishable food item to contribute to the donation box at sign in.

Registration forms are available on Facebook.

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