Friday, February 4, 2011

Only in FFA, Donkey Basketball!

Everyone looks forward to the weekends! Well in the Indiana FFA this past weekend was a very memorable one full of fun. This past Saturday January 29 hundreds of 4-H and FFA members from throughout the state journeyed once again to Purdue University for the State Meats and Dairy Evaluation CDE’s! After hours of judging cuts of meat and taking written tests about meat and dairy products, results were given out and the hard work had been paid off! Upon completion of the state CDE’s, our state officer team headed toward Fishers, Indiana to Fishers High School to witness an awesome game of donkey basketball put on by the Hamilton Southeastern FFA Chapter.

 We witnessed men and woman of all ages TRYING to stay on their donkey while TRYING to shoot a basketball into the hoop.

There were most definitely no Michael Jordan’s on the court, but there may have been a few John Wayne’s!

Everyone in the crowd had a great time watching the game but the sight on the court wasn’t the most enjoyable part of the evening.
The Hamilton Southeastern FFA Chapter had a goal for the evening and that goal was to raise money for a scholarship fund titled the Carrie C. Colgazier Scholarship. This scholarship is in memory of a former student who had been killed in a drunk driving incident.  The scholarship is worth 12,000 dollars. Seven scholarships have already been awarded to deserving students, three of which were FFA members.  Only in FFA can you find young leaders bringing their community together to have fun and create financial support for students going to school with means of a donkey and a basketball!
From FFA: Following the Future of Agriculture

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