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Donkey Ball was a huge hit


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Donkey Ball was a real kick in the pants, fun for all ages with Donkey Rides at half-time for the younger kids, and the contagious laughter that filled the Kimball High School gym.

631 tickets were sold with 437 of those being pre-sale tickets, and not included in the total amount were, of course, all the little ones who were not charged to get it. Justin Perry of the Kimball Ranch Rodeo Committee estimated around 700 people were in attendance.

Perry also commented that about 200 guests showed up hungry for the "Breakfast for Dinner" that the Committee served before the event kicked off.

The winner of the contest just happened to be the very well rounded group of teachers, defeating the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department in a overtime dance-off after a tie to run out the clock.

The Teacher team was made up of, Jamie Soper, Gene Mohr, Kristina Bush, Jeri Ferguson, Ben Ferguson, Drew Rasmussen, Amanda Hargreaves, Dane Wurdeman, Julie McGinnis, and Marci Muneio.

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According to Perry, the money raised from this fundraising event will help the Ranch Rodeo Committee be more sustainable on their own, not needing such funds like the Keno funds.

"Our main goal over the years is to have the biggest pay-out for a ranch rodeo in the panhandle, if we can increase our pay-outs we can increase the competition," said Perry.

"We had a great time being able to put this event on for the community, and we enjoyed creating another event for all ages to enjoy," he added.

The Kimball Ranch Rodeo Committee plans on having another Donkey Basketball matchup in two years.

Make sure to mark your calenders for the 10th annual Kimball Ranch Rodeo for June 6, 2018.


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