Wednesday, April 13, 2011

SBU Society of Veterans to Host Donkey Basketball Tournament

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Sharina Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications
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·         BOLIVAR, Mo. – The Southwest Baptist University Society of Veterans will be hosting a Donkey Basketball Tournament on Monday, April 18, in the Bolivar Middle School Gym at 7:00 p.m. Donkey basketball is a variation of the standard game of basketball played on a standard basketball court, but during the game the players ride donkeys.
There will be four teams featured in the tournament including one team of SBU faculty & staff, one team of SBU students, one team of Bolivar High School teachers, and one team of Bolivar High School students.
·         The first game will be between the SBU faculty/staff and SBU students. The winner will go on to play the winner from the Bolivar High School game in the championship.
·         The SBU faculty members include Walt Treadway, Coach Keith Allen, Coach Jeff Guiot, Ted Bachman, Dr. Duke Jones and Jackie Bass. The SBU student body is represented by Wade Wegescheide, Adrian Brantley, Andrew Brantley, Jordan Lee Taylor, Tylor Willis, Parker Bohm, Jessica Andrews, and Karen Fackler.
·         Donations are requested upon entry at the event. All proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warriors Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

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