WHAT: The Muddy Puddles Project 5th Annual Mess Fest! Hosted by the Muddy Puddles Project for childhood cancer research, the can’t-miss event honors Ty Louis Campbell, who lost his battle with brain cancer at the age of 5. Ty loved kids’ TV character Peppa Pig and dreamed of jumping in muddy puddles, just like Peppa, when his cancer was cured, but he never got the chance. In remembrance of Ty, the special event is devoted to letting “kids be kids” in honor of those who can’t. Attendees of all ages are encouraged to laugh, play – and get messy! – at this “Woodstock for kids” for an amazing cause!
· A special visit from the one-and-only Peppa Pig, star of the hit preschool series on Nick Jr. – who loves jumping in muddy puddles!
· Thousands of adorable kids in action with ziplines, climbing walls, “slopstacle” course, splatter paint, “slime time,” pie tosses, food fights, and much more
· A giant mud pit for muddy puddle jumping – of course!
WHO: More than 3,000 kids and families to attend, plus special guest, Peppa Pig!
WHEN: Saturday, August 5, 11am-4pm (rain or shine!)
WHERE: Kiwi Country Day Camp, 825 Union Valley Road, Mahopac, NY 10512
WHAT ELSE: The Muddy Puddles Project was created as a fundraising platform for the Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation for childhood cancer research to improve the survival rates for all children diagnosed with cancer. Parents everywhere participate by taking photos of instances where they let their children have some extra messy fun, and share the photos, along with uplifting stories, with the MPP Facebook Community. A series of Muddy Puddles Project Mess Fest events and Welly Walk fundraisers take place each year, and supporters are encouraged to host their own!