This year, FFA (Future Farmers of America) is hosting their annual Donkey Basketball event. The game consists of two teams of five players that all ride donkeys. They can only shoot off the donkeys as well as pass the ball. On one team they will be composed of the top 5n FFA sellers and on the other team will be some members of SLO County 1st responders.
FFA’s Vice President Jacob Miller(Junior) explains that the donkeys can be “stubborn too, so you try to make them go one way and end up going another.” Players can fall off their mount, but they are protected by a helmet. What makes donkey basketball a comedic event is well of course the donkeys and the funny mishaps they cause.
“Donkey Basketball has been around for awhile” says FFA Advisor Peggy Flynn, “and then we didn’t have it, for a few years we found another provider, a gentlemen who brings in the donkeys to do the game with us.” So far since its return, the program has been running at Morro Bay High School starting last year and this is its 2 year. The money earned from the event will contribute to other FFA events in supplying equipment and materials. It also pays for sponsors so that students can attend conferences such as the State Leadership conferences and Advanced Leadership academies. In addition to this, it will support scholarships for senior students.
Donkey Basketball will take place on Tuesday, February, 25. Doors open at 6:00pm and starts at 7:00 pm in the big gym. Tickets for adults will be $8, $6 for students, and for a child it will be $4. Be sure to stop on by Pirates and support our fellow Donkey Basketball players!