More than 1,000 URI students to get muddy in 26th annual Oozeball Volleyball Tournament April 24

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WHO: About 1,500 University of Rhode Island students and URI alumni to compete on more than 250, six-person, mud volleyball teams.

WHAT: URI’S 26th annual Oozeball Volleyball Tournament. Over the past 26 years, about 30,000 students have played in the single-elimination tourney. About 60 student volunteers will run the event. Each member of the winning team will be awarded a medal and a $50 gift card to the URI Bookstore. Called the filthiest tradition at URI, it is sponsored by the Student Alumni Association. A DJ will provide music throughout the event.

“Oozeball has become one of the University of Rhode Island’s biggest traditions and it gets bigger each year,” said Austin Darling, student coordinator of the event. “This year we are happy to have 256 teams playing. Teams are made up of current students, alumni and even faculty. It’s great to see the tradition live on when students return as alumni. When teams aren’t playing, be sure to stop by Oozeville, which features different side events hosted by student organizations.”

WHEN: Sunday, April 24, 2016, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: URI Kingston campus, corner of Plains Road and West Alumni Avenue.

To make coverage arrangements, contact Dave Lavallee, URI Marketing and Communications, 401-874-5862, cell 401-465-4291.