Donkey Basketball On Tap For Friday In Blue Rapids

Yeehaw!! Come to Blue Rapids for an evening of hilarious fun Friday night, April 16th! It’s time for the Buckeye Donkey Basketball Tournament – the craziest show on earth!! The game will be held at the Blue Rapids Gym. Food and concessions will be available, beginning at 6:00 PM, and the game starts at 7:00 PM. Free donkey rides will be given at intermission to children 12 and under!

Four teams and their donkeys will battle it out on the court Friday night! First the Valley Heights seniors will play against the Valley Heights faculty members. Then two teams of Valley Heights Alumni will play against each other to prove who’s best! After 15-20 minute intermission, the winners of each game will play each other for the grand championship.

Admission is $8 at the gate, but if you hurry, you can get advance tickets for only $6! Advance tickets are available at Dank’s Grocery in Marysville, Hometown Foods in Blue Rapids, State Bank of Blue Rapids, Citizens State Bank in Waterville and The Corner Store in Waterville. Children 5 and under are free!

Buckeye Donkey Ball of Mt. Sterling, Ohio provides the donkeys for this wild and crazy event! Proceeds go to the Valley Heights Colt Booster Club. Remember, this Friday night at the Blue Rapids Gym! Food sales start at 6:00 pm, and game starts at 7:00 pm. See you there!!

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.