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Donkey Basketball Returns to Berean

Anyone old enough to have attended basketball games from the 1970s-2003 remembers how full the old gym could get on game nights, especially homecoming. Wednesday, April 26, reminded us of those nights decades ago. The bleachers and stage were full and folding chairs lined the outside of the basketball court. It was not homecoming that brought so many people to the old gym; it was donkey basketball! The junior class hosted the night and included a delicious catered meal of brisket sandwiches and baked beans. The purpose of the night was to help the juniors raise additional money for their senior trip next spring. Since the pandemic, the cost of the senior trip has increased exponentially, so the evening was a tangible way to help offset the additional cost. The class sold almost 500 advanced and several hundred tickets the night of the event. The evening featured three games: two semi-final games and a championship game. The sophomores, juniors, and seniors all fielded teams, while the fourth team consisted of alumni, board members, administration, and faculty. The sophomore and junior teams were defeated during the semifinals, leaving the faculty team to play for the championship against the seniors. The game went into overtime, with the “old” people proving victorious. Thank you to Kyle and Staci Nichols for their foresight that put donkey basketball on the calendar and for organizing, catering, and sponsoring the meal. Also, thanks to the junior class for their hard work as they now look forward to their senior year.


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