alzheimers_association_1On August 23, the Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting a coed mud volleyball tournament to raise funds for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The tournament will take place at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and play starting at 9 a.m. Community members interested in registering can visit www.bit.ly/spike4alz. Teams are encouraged to register in advance, however, registration will also be open the day of the tournament.

The local fire department will be flooding the volleyball pit to make it muddy for the players. All players will receive a t-shirt and the winning team will be awarded $250. Cunningham’s Journal will be providing breakfast and a BBQ lunch, as well as drinks. Additional donation opportunities will be available through a silent auction featuring night out on the town packages, restaurant gift certificates, movie passes, and more. There will also be items available to purchase, such as Alzheimer’s Association wrist bands and sunglasses, to support the Alzheimer’s cause.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place Thursday, September 18, at the Peterson Senior Activity Center. Registration will be at 5:30 p.m., with the walk starting at 6 p.m. the-ball-283238_640Last year, 363 community members participated in the Walk and raised nearly $22,000.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all the affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org. Learn more about Buffalo County’s Community Coalition to Improve Alzheimer’s/Dementia Health at www.bcchp.org/alz.