This upcoming week, specifically on Tuesday night, April 25, something very bizarre and hilarious will descend upon the grounds at Troup High School. Out of every conceived sport imaginable, there is one sport that you have probably never heard of. While we flock to our TVs to watch baseball, football, and basketball, you and your loved one have probably never partaken in the incredible game of donkey basketball. This upcoming Tuesday night at Troup High School, you may have your opportunity to witness it firsthand.
Donkey basketball is the most heroic and hilarious of sports. The goal is to have your team, complete with trained donkey, travel the court and attempt to score point just as one would do in regular basketball. The one caveat here is that you must make your basket from sitting on back of the donkey. This fierce sport will come to a head this upcoming Tuesday night when Troup County Tax Commissioner Shane Frailey and his team take on the opposition of Troup High School Principal Dennis “Chip” Medders and his squad.
All of this fun and hilarity goes to a great cause, that being the support of the Troup High School Alumni Association. Throughout the year, the alumni association hosts many incredible events to give back to the school and its community. Over the course of the year, the association sponsors different students for various events, holds appreciation lunches for both teachers and law enforcement, and even paid for the lighted sign out in front of the high school. They are also working on scholarships for students as well.
Donkey Basketball will take place this upcoming Tuesday, April 25, starting at 7 pm at Troup High School. Advanced tickets for students are $6 and adults are $8. Tickets at the door will be $10. You can purchase your tickets at Troup High, La-Grange Toyota, the Mill Store, or United Rentals. Come on out this upcoming Tuesday night to see the event that is “funnier than a circus” and “wilder than a rodeo.”
Jeremy Andrews Staff Writer