Donkey basketball coming to Batavia High School Jan. 11

Participants play donkey basketball at Batavia High School last January.
Participants play donkey basketball at Batavia High School last January.

By Kristin Rover
Sun staff

Batavia High School Class of 2016 will be hosting the second annual donkey basketball event at the high school Jan. 11.

The event is a fund-raiser to support activities for the class including prom and graduation.

“This year Donkeyball is being held on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. in the high school gym,” Randy Dorsey, 10th grade intervention specialist at the high school, said about the event.

Dorsey said the event will include four teams that will play.

He said the teams will include teachers at the elementary, middle and high schools, Batavia alumni, and a “celebrity” team that will include local marines, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, and Clermont County Prosecutor Vince Faris.

“It’s really entertaining and it usually draws a big crowd,” Dorsey said. “It’s a good fund-raiser and it’s a family-friendly event.”

Dorsey said they use a company called Buckeye Donkeyball to provide the donkey’s and referees for the event.

Dorsey said they will also be having a chili cook-off at 5:30 p.m., before basketball begins.

He said anyone interested in participating in the chili cook-off can contact him at

Children will be able to take donkey rides at half time during the event.

Tickets for the event are $6 in advance and are available at the elementary, middle, and high school offices beginning Jan. 2.

Tickets will also be sold at the door for $8. Children 12 years old and under are free.

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