Donkey basketball is coming to Magnolia on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. Concessions begin at 5:30 p.m. If you have never seen this hilarious sporting event, you don't want to miss the Globetrotters of the equine world when they take the court at Magnolia Jr. High! This premier fund-raiser is being hosted by Charlie Riley, a candidate for County Commissioner Precinct 2, and will benefit The Friendship Center-Magnolia. The Friendship Center provides a variety of services for seniors in the Magnolia area including Meals-on-Wheels, transportation, and other vital programs.
"The Friendship Center is indeed a daily social gathering spot in several locations throughout our county including Magnolia," TFC Executive Director Anna Claire Croghan said. "But, even more it is a resource offering needed services for our seniors, one of our country's most important assets."
Teams facing off in the accomplished and athletic Donkey Basketball animal competitors include The Texas Renaissance Festival vs. Magnolia citizens, Pct. 2 Peace Officers vs. the Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department, and Magnolia High School vs. Magnolia West High School.
Donkey Basketball is a variation of traditional basketball where "celebrity" players ride on the backs of trained donkeys to score points in an abbreviated game. Tickets will be available at the door for $12. Children 4 years old and younger are free. Advance purchase is available for $10 at all Community Shreds or Stuckey's Contract Services. Visit, http://www.charlieriley.org or email
for more information. Donkey's are provided by Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show.