Donkey Basketball to Benefit Research
The excitement is building and on Saturday, February 28 at 7 p.m., members of the RSCS staff and community members and supporters will saddle up to benefit leukemia research at the Donkey Basketball Game to be held in the Richfield Springs Central School gymnasium. If you’re looking for hearty laughs and have never seen basketball played with donkeys, this is an event you won’t want to miss.
Representing local businesses and organizations are Post 616 American Legion’s Doug Truex, Kinney’s pharmacist Jim Murphy, Price Chopper’s Justin Conklin, Heather Teachout of Tally-Ho, Tammy Vezza representing New York Pizzeria, and Brad Smith, of the RSCS Sports Boosters. Representing businesses in Herkimer are David Bunce, Rudy’s Express Tuxedos; and Teresa Bunce, Velvet Dog Grooming Salon.
RSCS staff members who have signed up to play include Jody Bard, Darlene Barnhart, TheriJo Climenhaga, Jen Doxtader, Penny Harrington, Kreig Heroth, Marieke Kearns, Julie Lyon, Lisa Mang, Joe Manzo, Jesus Martinez, Chuck McMann, Susan Otis, Karen Sportello, Joe Urtz, Karen Watson, Mary Weingates, and FaithAnn Young.
Pre-sale tickets are available at the RSCS main office for $5, or $7 at the door. A Chinese auction will run throughout the 2-day leukemia fundraiser, commencing on Friday, Feb. 27, when the spaghetti dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. There will be many generous prizes from area businesses and individuals who have donated for the Chinese auction.
The 2-day event is co-sponsored by Thrivent Financial Group for Lutherans, who contributed a significant sum ofmoney towards the cause.