Donkey basketball provides family friendly fun


By Nicholas Elmes - nelmes@civitasmedia.com



One of the celebrity players asks a donkey for permission to ride.


The night was filled with players battling to stay on their donkeys.


He shoots, he scores. Players were required to be on the back of a donkey in order to score a goal.


Some players battled to stay on their donkeys, others battled to just get their donkey to move.


A member of the Danbury Volunteer Fire Department scores a goal.


King City Manager Homer Dearmin was responsible for cleaning up after the donkeys.


Donkeys worked very hard to make the game as difficult as possible for players.


Even celebrations could turn into trouble staying mounted during Friday’s donkey basketball game.


Members of the Danbury Volunteer Fire Department battled a celebrity guest team consisting largely of Hanging Rock State Park rangers and other area fire fighters on Friday at the Fourth Annual Donkey Basketball Game. The event raises money for the Danbury Volunteer Fire Department and draws a large crowd to North Stokes High School every year.For more pictures from the event please see page


One player’s attempt to get an easy basket backfired on him when his donkey decided to walk away, leaving him hanging from the hoop.


Members of the Danbury Volunteer Fire Department battled a celebrity guest team consisting largely of Hanging Rock State Park rangers and other area fire fighters on Friday at the Fourth Annual Donkey Basketball Game. The event raises money for the Danbury Volunteer Fire Department and draws a large crowd to North Stokes High School every year.

Nicholas Elmes may be reached at 336-591-8191 or on Twitter @NicholasElmes.

One of the celebrity players asks a donkey for permission to ride.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_donkey-3.jpgOne of the celebrity players asks a donkey for permission to ride.

The night was filled with players battling to stay on their donkeys.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_donkey-6.jpgThe night was filled with players battling to stay on their donkeys.

He shoots, he scores. Players were required to be on the back of a donkey in order to score a goal.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_donkey-8.jpgHe shoots, he scores. Players were required to be on the back of a donkey in order to score a goal.

Some players battled to stay on their donkeys, others battled to just get their donkey to move.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_donkey-10.jpgSome players battled to stay on their donkeys, others battled to just get their donkey to move.

A member of the Danbury Volunteer Fire Department scores a goal.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_donkey-15.jpgA member of the Danbury Volunteer Fire Department scores a goal.

King City Manager Homer Dearmin was responsible for cleaning up after the donkeys.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_donkey-20.jpgKing City Manager Homer Dearmin was responsible for cleaning up after the donkeys.

Donkeys worked very hard to make the game as difficult as possible for players.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_donkey-24.jpgDonkeys worked very hard to make the game as difficult as possible for players.

Even celebrations could turn into trouble staying mounted during Friday’s donkey basketball game.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_donkey-30.jpgEven celebrations could turn into trouble staying mounted during Friday’s donkey basketball game.

Members of the Danbury Volunteer Fire Department battled a celebrity guest team consisting largely of Hanging Rock State Park rangers and other area fire fighters on Friday at the Fourth Annual Donkey Basketball Game. The event raises money for the Danbury Volunteer Fire Department and draws a large crowd to North Stokes High School every year.For more pictures from the event please see page
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_donkey-34.jpgMembers of the Danbury Volunteer Fire Department battled a celebrity guest team consisting largely of Hanging Rock State Park rangers and other area fire fighters on Friday at the Fourth Annual Donkey Basketball Game. The event raises money for the Danbury Volunteer Fire Department and draws a large crowd to North Stokes High School every year.For more pictures from the event please see page

One player’s attempt to get an easy basket backfired on him when his donkey decided to walk away, leaving him hanging from the hoop.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_donkey-38.jpgOne player’s attempt to get an easy basket backfired on him when his donkey decided to walk away, leaving him hanging from the hoop.

By Nicholas Elmes

nelmes@civitasmedia.com

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