Honker Court is home to plenty of activities throughout the year. It’s the place for the basketball team to compete against other schools, for adults play pickup games, and for a plethora of community events. But on the evening of Monday, April 29, Honker Court was home to one of the more unique events of the year: the Donkey Basketball Tournament.
Parents of the class of 2014 championed the event in an effort to raise money for the juniors’ Safe and Sober Party or trip at the end of their senior year in May of 2014. Kristy Reese was in charge of selling tickets at the door, while parents Susie Larson and Sandi Staub were in charge of selling dinner plates. Food was also provided by the parents of Lakeview’s junior class, who made, bought, and donated all of it to serve throughout the evening. Hot dogs, potato salad, and baked beans were the dinner course for the night. At-the-door ticket prices for adults were $9, students were $7, and children over five years old were $5. Dinner plates were also $5, with dessert being an additional $1.
Donkey Sports Inc. of Etioh, Wash. kept the donkeys in line, and also served as the referees for the evening’s games. There were nine participating teams, including the Lakeview BLM, Forest Service, Rubber Glovers, Lake County, LCSD#7 Board, the Mentor Program, the graduating class of 2013, the graduating class of 2014, Department of Forestry and Long Term Care.