John Erskine (American Educator, Novelist and Musician. 1879-1951)
TIME: 8:32 PM
PLACE: High School
SUBJECT: Donkey Basketball
My niece’s high school held it’s annual Donkey Basketball Game this evening. The senior girls take on the senior boys in a fundraiser for the Student Council and yearbook. Girls make one point if they hit the rim of the basket and two points for making a basket. Boys score two points only if it goes in. Several teachers also participated. Last year, the fundraiser brought in $1,500 for each group. Many years ago, when I was a senior in high school, I attempted to ride a donkey and play basketball – let me tell you, it is not easy.