Community of Groesbeck Can Expect to Get a Real Kick out of Donkey Basketball March 2

By Alexandra Cannon, Groesbeck Journal

Groesbeck’s Ag Booster Club is combining athleticism with assery in a series of three basketball games at 7:00 pm in Groesbeck High School’s Varsity Gym. Three basketball games will be played by various groups from within the community, but the twist? Participants will be atop donkeys trained to make for an entertaining game.

“We’ve contacted a company out of Ohio called Buckeye Donkey Ball and they have the donkeys that are trained to do this,” said Ag Booster Volunteer Amanda Shugart. “Our first round that night is going to be the sheriff's office playing against the firefighters, so that’s our Guns and Hoses match. Then we’re going to have a team of little league baseball coaches play against little league softball coaches, so that's going to be our Dirt and Diamonds match. And then the final one for the night is going to be a group of seniors playing against a group of their teachers, so that's going to be our Sass versus Class match.”

The event should last about 2 hours and will be free for children age 6 and under, cost $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Proceeds will go back to the Groesbeck FFA for things like purchasing supplies for shows, spending money for students at judging competitions and necessities in the classroom.  Kids 12 and under will be able to ride a donkey free of charge. For more info, check out the Groesbeck Ag Booster’s page on Facebook.

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