ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Carrie Tingley Hospital is hosting their Not-So-Muddy Grass Volleyball tournament on July 30. After a lot of hiatus due to the pandemic, the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation is giving a twist to their popular volleyball-based fundraiser. This year the volleyball tournament will be hosted at Balloon Fiesta Park, with less mud. The idea of a grass volleyball tournament came when the traditional site of Mudd Volleyball was unavailable.

The tournament is a 6-on-6 Round Robin structure with five games per team guaranteed. Registration is $350 per team, with a team maximum of eight players. The team can be co-ed and all players must be 18 years or older. Pre-registration is required and can be accessed at Hold My Ticket or through the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation website at, the deadline for registration is July 22. Onsite team check-in begins at 8 a.m. with tournaments starting at 9 a.m.

The theme for this year’s tournament is ‘Disco or Dive’ asking all teams and attendees to dress up in disco gear. There will be a DJ playing disco melodies throughout the day. This is a free all-ages event. Attendees may bring in pop-up canopies, chairs, coolers, etc. You can not bring alcohol, but crafted beer and spirits along with food trucks will be available on-site. Pets are not allowed.

For any questions regarding the tournament, you can contact Melissa Kaminsky at or by calling 505-243-6626. For any other information visit their website.