You can help stop donkey basketball.
Ray County Coalition – A group claiming to promote youth health and safety is hosting a donkey basketball game in Richmond, MO. The words “health” and “safety” used positively with the words “donkey basketball” make the brain hurt. For the donkeys, there is nothing safe about being kicked, punched, generally assaulted by humans who do not know anything about riding an equine. For the donkeys, their health is imperiled by carrying heavt weights for long periods of time so their bodies sustain long term injuries – not to even mention the conditions many must live in while traveling from school to school.
Using animal abuse as a method of teaching kids about health and safety makes absolutely no sense and is disgusting. Surely in some counties across the country, this for-profit enterprise of donkey abuse must break the law! It comes as no surprise for a second year in a row, Margaretville, NY schools are *still* allowing a donkey basketball game to go on AFTER claiming they would listen to the public about the issue. How many voices does it take to stop a donkey basketball game? Be sure to contact both schools to voice your concerns. You can find their contact information on their websites: http://margaretvillecs.org./ and http://www.richmond.k12.mo.us/donkey-ball-on-april-7-tues-at-rhs/.
From: Richmond News
Hee-Haw, Donkey Basketball
Yes, there will be donkeys at Richmond High School gym election night, but don’t consider it political symbolism.
Ray County Coalition, a volunteer group that promotes health and safety education among area youth, hosts a real-deal donkey basketball mini-tournament among the county’s four high schools Tuesday, April 7. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at RHS gym with games beginning at 7. Admission is free. Food and drink concessions will be made available by Richmond All-Sports Club, along with a 50/50 raffle and a paper airplane contest.
The group has contracted with Buckeye Donkey Ball, an Ohio-based company that furnishes fundraising events, like donkey basketball, baseball and racing, to 16 states in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic.
The event will be comprised of three 12-minute basketball games – “semi-finals” versus against eastern Ray, Richmond and Hardin-Central, and against Lawson and Orrick, the west side of the county. The winner of those games will compete in a championship round for county bragging rights. Winning teams will receive money for their school’s after-prom or graduation projects this year.