Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Donkeys invade JCC gym

Here's a reason I don't miss high school... My local paper had an announcement regarding the upcoming jr/sr prom:

-Post-prom fundraiser to kick off this Sunday

What has six legs, two arms and can shoot free throws? The answer: a person playing donkey basketball. There is a reason for the alternative basketball game; it is the sole and primary fundraiser of the post-prom committee.

The tournament will commence at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, in the Jackson County Central gymnasium. Tickets to the event are $5.

The concept of donkey basketball is similar to the regular sport of basketball except that players are required to sit astride donkeys for the duration of the game. Only mounted riders are permitted to pass or throw the ball or attempt shots.

Four teams will take to the court on their noble steeds: a junior team, senior team, staff/faculty team and local business team.

“We hope people come out and support the event. It should be a lot of fun.”

Meals will be served beforehand and an activity will also be offered. For more information, contact Jodi at 847-3531.

This year’s prom is scheduled for the evening of Saturday, April 29. Grand March, which is open to the public, will be held in the high school gym at 6:15 p.m.

Dinner at poolside is courtesy of the Econo Lodge and will begin at 7:30. Entertainment begins at 9 p.m. with hypnotist Jason Mystic.

The dance at Econo Lodge will start at 10 p.m. and lasts until 1 a.m., with music being provided by the Bandit Music Machine. Post prom at the high school begins at 1:30 a.m. and lasts until 4.

I can spot 4 things to make fun of in this article - how many can YOU find?

PS I stole the prom pix from some girl's site - I'll give credit and you can check out other pix there...

I didn't realize there were pix from the event on the local RADIO station website (ironicly) - the guy pictured above words at the (only) clothing store in Jackson and graduated a year behind me. Insert you own jackass joke here.


At March 29, 2006 6:18 AM, Anonymous Anita said...


scroll down to see people you know playing basketball on donkeys! Too bad we were out of town and missed the fun!

At March 29, 2006 8:18 AM, Blogger Alicia said...

Where do you get the donkeys? Are there donkey farms near Jackson?

At March 29, 2006 9:29 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Mom - any thoughts on where the donkeys came from???

At April 04, 2006 5:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...



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