Hundreds of teams get muddy to support Kern County epileptics

Muddy Volleyball will take place at Stramler Park

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Hundreds of teams will come out to Stramler Park in North Bakersfield to duke it out on the court.

But instead of an old-fashioned volleyball game, players will have to face mud in support of Kern County epileptics.

"This is our main fundraiser for the whole year, so we can keep going in helping out everybody," said Doug Valdez, with the Kern County Epilepsy Center.

The money raised during the tournament helps will benefit the Epilepsy Society of Kern County, which provides resources and support groups for people dealing with epilepsy in the community. 

"It's [the event] important because we have a support group," said Valdez. "People with epilepsy at times don't know all about it, they feel like they're the only one [sic] that has it and they feel very put aside," he said.

Even though the teams that will participate have already registered, people are still invited to come cheer on their favorite group. 

The 22nd annual Mud Volleyball Tournament starts at 8:30 a.m. at Stramler Park, 3805 Chester Ave. It's free to come out and cheer on your favorite team. There'll be plenty of vendors, music and a muddy mess.

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