Covering High School Sports in America


Donkey basketball is back, but not everybody is happy about it.

A winner for many high school sports booster clubs and fundraisers, donkey hoops events have been staged in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Oregon and Texas in the last three weeks alone.

Monday night in Ohio, it was Northview (Sylvania) balling with the burros in an effort to raise money for prom.

The video above has the highlights from Northview as well as some donkey basketball X's and O's with Wildcat junior Zack Galecki.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals isn't on board with the movement, however. In a scathing attack on the practice posted on its website, PETA says the animals are "dragged, kicked, and punched by participants who have no animal-handling experience."

According to Amulya Raghuveer of NorthwestOhio.com, PETA protested the donkey basketball fundraiser at Northview a year ago but stayed away Monday.