Community Spotlight: Donkey Basketball Game

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AND GOOD JOB. THANK YOU.>>> FAMILIES FILLED THE PINE RIVER-BACKUS HIGH SCHOOL GYM YESTERDAY TO WATCH A DIFFERENT KIND OF BASKETBALL GAME. FOR THIS WEEK’S COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT, SARAH WINKELMANN TAKES TO THE ANNUAL DONKEY BASKETBALL GAME.>>Reporter: IT WAS AN AFTER AFTERNOON FULL OF LAUGHTER AS THEY PLAYED BASKETBALL.>>PLAYING BASKETBALL WITH THE DONKEY. SOME PEOPLE ARE OKAY. SOME PEOPLE ARE NOT.>>Reporter: WITH ALL LOCAL TALENT COMPETING FOR THE PRIZE.>>WE CONSOLIDATED THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND WE HAVE TWO BUSINESSES.>>Reporter: IT’S A GAME OF FOUR-ON-FOUR ALL WHILE RIDING A DONKEY.>>IT’S INTERESTING. [LAUGHTER]>>Reporter: IN ORDER TO SHOOT OR PASS THE BALL, THE PLAYER MUST BE SITTING ON THEIR DONKEY, WHICH IS PERHAPS EASIER SAID THAN DONE.>>MY DONKEY WAS WALKING IN CIRCLES, PRETTY MUCH THE OPPOSITE WAY MOST OF THE TIME.>>Reporter: WITH EACH TEAM MEMBER HAVING THEIR OWN STRUGGLES.>>YOU CAN TELL THEY DEFINITELY HAVE DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES. MY POOR DONKEY WAS PRETTY TIRED. I COULD TELL. I KIND OF TRIED TO GET HIM TO GO.>>Reporter: SOME DIDN’T MOVE, WHILE OTHERS NEVER SEEMED TO STOP.>>WE HAVE A DONKEY FOR EVERYONE OUT THERE. FOR GRANDMAS AND FOR THOSE WHO NEED BEATING.>>Reporter: IT’S WELL WORTH IT IN THE EYES OF THE RIDERS.>>IT’S FUNNY TO WATCH AND IT’S FOR A GREAT CAUSE.>>Reporter: THE FUNDS RAISED WILL HELP WITH THE BACKUS CORN FEST.>>WE LIKE TO SEE PEOPLE HAVE FUND. IT’S FUN TO GET EVERYBODY TOGETHER.>>Reporter: THIS YEAR IT WAS THE PINE RIVER FIRE DEPARTMENT THAT WALKED AWAY AS THE CHAMPIONS. REPORTING IN PINE RIVER, SARAH WINKELMANN, LAKELAND NEWS.

 

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  1. Banded Peak Veterinary Hospital

    November 1, 2019 8:39 pm

    Not impressed, donkeys are not toys, they are not able to move well on slippery gym floors, echoing noises are confusing for them. Sad to watch.

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