2011 Mud Bowl mud football championships celebrates ‘TV ComMUDies’ theme in North Conway, N.H., Sept. 9-11

Mud Bowl gets down and dirty. This year's mud football action returns to North Conway, N.H.'s Hog Coliseum, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9 through 11, 2011. (JAMIE GEMMITI/CONWAY DAILY SUN PHOTO)

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — Mud Bowl, the championships of mud football, returns to North Conway, NH‘s Hog Coliseum Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9 through 11, 2011, featuring 10 teams from throughout New England, the annual Tournament of Mud Parade Sept. 10 at 10 a.m., and zany halftime entertainment.

It’s a three-day mud football tournament played in knee-deep mud. This year’s Tournament of Mud parade theme is “Mud Bowl celebrates TV ComMUDies.”

Proceeds benefit charities in Mount Washington Valley. First held in North Conway in 1976, the games have raised more than $700,000 for charities over the years.

Three-day tickets serve as raffle prize entries. Volunteers interested in helping are urged to call Jackie Howe at (603) 356-5213 or Ryan Sommer at (603) 356-2096. Tickets are on sale in advance at the North Conway Community Center and North Conway Day Care.

Non-profit groups which sell tickets in advance receive 25 percent of the proceeds. Call Sommer at (603) 356-2096 if interested in helping out.

The parade features an open and a team class. Register by Sept. 1 with parade chair Bobbi Steele-Marotta at bsm613@gmail.com (603) 496-4404. Parade sponsor is Cranmore Mountain Resort. Event sponsor is Amoskeag Beverage Inc., of Bow, distributors of Lite Beer by Miller.

For further information, call the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-367-3364 or Jackie Howe at North Conway Day Care at (603) 356-5213. Follow us by visiting the Conway Daily Sun’s Facebook page.

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