Mud race uses break-out-of-jail theme for fundraiser

Have you ever had so much fun you considered it to be criminal? Child and Family Support Center executive director Esterlee Molyneaux says that’s what will happen on Saturday, August 11 when the center hosts the first annual Stomp the Mud out of Child Abuse fundraiser.

Molyneaux says it will be held at the Cache County Sheriffs complex located at 1225 Valley View Drive in Logan and she says the proceeds will go to help the center’s child abuse prevention efforts.

Sheriffs Lt. Chad Jensen says you can try to overcome the Monster Mud Mountain and dodge the deputies’ paintball bullets and other crazy obstacles.

“We have 16 obstacles,” Jensen said. There’s going to be mud, poles, rope courses, mud mountains, water slides, hay hills. People want to get wet, muddy and have a great time? This will be the place to be on the 11th.”

On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Wednesday Molyneaux said unfortunately the number of children receiving help for child abuse was the largest number ever.

It’s been dubbed “the greatest cause ever for adventure.” Proceeds go to the Child and Family Support Center and executive director Esterlee Molyneaux says she is grateful for the support from the sheriff’s office.

On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Wednesday, Molyneaux said records were set over the last year with the number of children needing to be protected at the center.

“As our numbers are increasing and our population is increasing there’s more of a demand for our services,” Molyneaux explained. “And very unfortunately due to the economic downturn that we’ve faced, our grant sources have been drying up.

“So when you have the equation of thousands, literally thousands of children needing your services with fewer and fewer dollars to do that with we have found that we need to be creative in our fundraising efforts.”

It may be the most clever local fundraiser ever. Molyneaux says Stomp the Mud features a race course with obstacles that include an innovative break-out-of-jail theme. Call 752-8880 for more information or visit <a target=”_blank” href=”http://stompthemud.com/”>stompthemud.com</a>.

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