— Get ready to sling some mud this spring for UT Arlington’s 22nd annual
fundraising event was postponed last fall following extreme drought conditions in
North Texas and severe water restrictions. Tournament play begins at 12:30 p.m.
Friday, April 27 at the corner of Summit Avenue and Greek Row Drive on the west
side of the UT Arlington campus.
“Oozeball is a tradition at UT Arlington not only for
our students, but our alumni and community,” said Lora Malone, executive
director of the UTA Alumni Association.
Staff from the University’s Office of Facilities
Management will be on site to supervise the grounds and water operations for
the tournament, Malone said. “Also, participants have vowed to be “water
conscience and good stewards to the environment.”
As part of the event, students will be asked to sign a
personal pledge to reduce their everyday water use by five percent.
The University’s Department of Campus Recreation and
the UT Arlington Alumni Association organized the tournament, which benefits
the Student Alumni Association Sophomore Scholarship. Last year, the muddy
battle raised nearly $20,000.
Doug Kuykendall, assistant vice president for campus
recreation, said teams are now registering and students are excited to be part of one
of the most popular UT Arlington traditions.
Tarrant County is not currently in a drought condition,
although water conservation is encouraged.
Some ways to save water include:
water off when brushing your teeth
- Turn off
the water while washing your hands
- Use a
low-flow shower head
- Only wash
clothes when you have a full load
laundry with a buddy
water faucets off tightly
Oozeball began in 1989 and is one of UT Arlington’s most
popular activities. Visit www.utaalumni.org/oozeball or call 817-272-2594 for more
information on Oozeball and to register a team.
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comprehensive research institution of nearly 33,500 students in the heart of
North Texas. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.
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