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Indiahoma High School holds donkey basketball fundraiser

For the first time ever, Indiahoma High School held a donkey basketball tournament as a fund...
For the first time ever, Indiahoma High School held a donkey basketball tournament as a fund raising event.
Published: Jan. 27, 2019 at 11:55 PM CST
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INDIAHOMA, OK (TNN) - Donkey basketball provided quite the entertainment Sunday evening in Indiahoma. For the first time ever, Indiahoma High School held a donkey basketball tournament as a fund raising event.

And yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Donkey basketball is a variation on the standard game of basketball, played on a standard court, but in which the players ride donkeys.

The Lawton and Indiahoma Fire Departments along with the Cache Volunteer Fire Department all had teams vying to be named the champions.

Nearly 300 tickets were sold to the event and the proceeds will go to the school’s athletic department.

“It is a small school and a small town and we’re all about supporting local towns," said Dakota Roseberry, Cache Volunteer Fire Department. "It’s just a great organization and it gives the kids the chance to do a little more activities with the money coming in to support the athletic department.”

But of course when animals are involved, you never know what they are going to do or not do and certain accommodations have to be made.

“They have these special little booties on their hooves but every time there is an accident on the floor from a donkey we have to call a timeout,” said Brya Hanna Bass, president of the Indiahoma Alumni Committee.

“Donkeys have a mind of their own, then they start bucking and they don’t want to move and you got to drag them," said Roseberry. "It’s a lot harder than it looks.”

Organizers say the donkey basketball fundraiser was such a success and so much fun that they are looking forward to holding it every year.

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