Have you ever heard of the Mud Puddle Challenge?
For one, it involves mud.
And, it’s for a good cause.
It’s a fundraiser by Child Development Resources, a local nonprofit that serves more than 1,400 young children and their families in the Historic Triangle each year by providing individualized therapies and early intervention services to ensure that every child, no matter their circumstances, can reach their full potential.
CDR recently had its Mud Puddle Challenge, and it raised more than $40,000 for the organization.
The event replaced the CDR SuperHero 5K for this year, which had to be canceled because of the coronavirus.
“This event was unlike anything else going on in our community, and it’s obvious that our supporters and the community as a whole embraced the fun nature of it,” Paul Scott, CDR’s executive director, said in a prepared statement. “We couldn’t have asked for a better response. As we were raising money for CDR, we were having fun and doing it safely and virtually together.”
The event is as simple as it comes.
The CDR Mud Puddle Challenge recruited teams and individuals to raise money “and then celebrate their fundraising goal by jumping in a mud puddle,” according to a news release from the organization.
The Mud Puddle Challenge was sponsored by The Mamon Family – Maddox, Bo, Britta and David—who recently moved to Raleigh, North Carolina. Maddox and Bo both received services from CDR.
CDR has played a very important role in our lives, and we were so excited to be a part of this fundraiser,” David said.
Other sponsors included: Sentara Medical Affairs Staff; Toano Contractors; Branscome, Inc.; Leon and Judy Salzman; Henry S. Branscome, Inc.; Betsy Anderson; Ripley’s Believe It or Not!; ShareIdeas Creative; Williams Landscaping & Design; WMBG; Williamsburg Families, and Next Door Neighbor’s magazine, according to CDR.
For more information about the organization, click here.