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Skeels holds donkey basketball fundraiser

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Skeels Teacher Jessica Ehle carries the ball while riding her donkey down the court.

MEREDITH – The Roscommon County Sherriff’s Posse All Star team took on the I Survived Donkey Basketball 2022 team from Skeels Christian School in a rousing game of donkey basketball. 

There were donkeys with an attitude, those with lots of sweetness, and those that no one really understood! Players did their best to embrace whatever personality the donkey decided to show. 

Both teams fought bravely to get the donkeys positioned near their team’s basket, making shots from everywhere. Players were pushing, walking beside their donkeys, pulling, and even dangling a carrot in front of their beast to get them down the court. Yes, carrots were the secret weapon the SCS team smuggled into the event to encourage donkey cooperation! 

After halftime rides for the kids, the game really heated up when a donkey named Wild Thing took to the court. Wild Thing had a technique of quickly dipping its head to send the rider down to the floor, much like a fun ride down a children’s slide! Deputy Jacob John and Seasonal Deputy James Bannon were great sports as they tried to maneuver Wild Thing.

Scoring was kept to minimum with the Posse All Stars scoring four baskets while the “I Survived” Donkey Basketball team scoring only two.  However, with fans paying for additional points the SCS team came out the big winners with over 300 points! 

The event raised $2,800 for the Skeels athletic program.

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Roscommon County Sheriff Department Deputy Jacob John successfully rides “Wild Thing.”
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