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The 10th Annual "Murphy's Dirty 30"

On Sunday, June 26, Habitat Young Professionals (HYP) of Charlotte will host its 10th Annual “Murphy’s Dirty 30” Habitat Mud Volleyball Tournament. See bottom for an exclusive EWP discount code!

The History of the Tournament

“Murphy’s Dirty 30” started in 2007 when Charlotte resident Tim Murphy decided to celebrate his upcoming 30th Birthday in the dirtiest way he could think of. Him and a group of friends got together and held a mud volleyball tournament, and decided to donate all of the proceeds to Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte.

Now, 10 years later, the Mud Volleyball Tournament is HYP’s largest and most successful fundraiser, bringing in over $20,000 a year to support Habitat Charlotte’s mission of affordable housing for everyone.

The 'Dirty' Details

The tournament will be held at The Bryton Development on Savoy Lane in Huntersville on June 26 from 1-8 PM. Kickoff is right at 1, so early arrival (by noon or earlier) for parking, unloading and registration is recommended. Players get in free with their registration. Spectators 15-years-old and up pay just $5. No outside food and beverages can be brought in, but there’ll be plenty of food and beverages (including beer!) for purchase, courtesy of sponsors Improper Pig, The Pizza Peel and Pabst Blue Ribbon.

The Breakdown

The tournament has grown to host an average of over 70 teams each year in two separate levels of play: Porky Pigs, for recreational play, or Boss Hogg, for intermediate/competitive teams. Each team consists of 6 players, and there must be a minimum of 2 females per team. Registration, which ends June 22 at 5 PM, is $240 per team, or $40 per individual, plus processing fees. Register on Eventbrite!

What You Get

Each team gets a guaranteed minimum of three games in the tournament, and event t-shirts for all six players.

Where Does the Money Go?


All the money raised – from registrations to concessions to spectator fees – goes back to Habitat Charlotte, furthering their efforts to combat poverty by building affordable housing for low-income families.

Save the Day (In a Non-Playing Way)

A tournament of this size calls for a great deal of manpower! If you’d rather not play, you can still support the cause. There are over 100 volunteer slots, with opportunities ranging from digging pits and clearing the land the week before, to concession sales and parking assistance during the tournament, to cleaning up after. Register for all volunteer shifts at (Enter the group number ‘1438’ in the Search field, select the group, then click ‘Any Days’ to see all upcoming openings.)

The Best Part

EatWorkPlayClt followers get an exclusive 10% registration code: habitatmvb2016. How could you NOT want to be a part of this?

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