Alexander's 1st Donkey Basketball Game To Be Held April 4

For the first time, Alexander's Public S,chool seniors will bring donkey basketball to Alexander, Tuesday, April 4 at 6 p.m., at Alexander Public School gymnasium.

The donkey basketball game will be an way for Alexander Public School seniors to raise funds for their senior trip. A free-will supper starts at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The senior class will be serving a slushburger dinner.

The game starts at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium. It consists of four teams of 8-12 people. There will be a staff team, seniors, an alumni, and a first responder's team. There will be two elimination rounds of 40 minutes each with a 15-minute intermission. The last game will be a five-minute playoff between the winners.

Advance tickets can be purchased through senior class students or at the school office, $5 for kids, $7 for students, and $9 for adults. Tickets purchased at the gate are $6 for kids, $8 for students, and $10 for adults. The seniors will get 40% of the ticket sales to go towards their trip. If they can pull in over $2,000 in sales, they will receive 50%.

Fundraisers like this and others will help the students with transportation, lodging, and meals as they visit Idaho in May. The remaining funds will go towards their graduation ceremony.

Donkey Sports Incorporated, based in Entiat, WA, will send their donkeys and staff out to many different states to hold donkey basketball games as fundraisers and just for entertainment.

According to their website,, the friendly, clean, and well-kept donkeys are trained to play the games, are fun to ride, and wear rubber shoes to protect the surface they play on. Donkey Sports provides referees to keep control of the basketball game, assist the players, and assure the donkeys are treated humanely.

According to Kari Rustand, Alexander Public School, they would like this to be an annual event. For more information about this or other fundraisers being put on by the students of Alexander Public School contact them at 701-828-3335.


Reader Comments(0)