Donkey Basketball April 17
April 14, 2012
On Tuesday, April 17th, the Pinedale High School Student Senate will host a special event, Donkey Basketball. This is a great family event – watch basketball on real donkeys on the basketball court! The fun begins at 7:00 PM in the Wrangler Gym in Pinedale. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.
The night will include three donkey basketball games and a silent auction
Game 1: Pinedale High School Students vs. Sublette County School District #1Faculty
Game 2: Sublette County Employees vs. Pinedale Businesses
Game 3: CHAMPIONSHIP
If you are interested on competing on one of the teams please contact Deb Noble at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proceeds go to benefit the McKenzie Meningitis Foundation, a local charity formed to educate individuals about the dangers of meningococcal meningitis, a bacterial infection that causes inflammation of the spinal cord and brain. Five subtypes of this disease can rapidly develop into serious illness or death over a period of one or two days or within a matter of hours. Just a couple of months after graduating from Pinedale High School in 2001, McKenzie Hartwig went on to college as a freshman at the University of South Dakota on a volleyball scholarship with business and foreign language classes. In August of 2001, while attending a volleyball tournament in North Dakota with her college teammates, she suddenly became ill and died that same evening. To add to the tragedy was the realization that she died of a vaccine-preventable disease. In order to make the public more aware of the potentially life-saving vaccine, McKenzie’s parents, Laurie and Ken Hartwig, founded the McKenzie Meningitis Foundation which provides education and funds for those who cannot afford to participate in the state vaccination program, or who are outside the age eligibility, but are still at risk. Donations help the Foundation to maintain their endowment and continue their educational efforts in Wyoming, as well as expanding them to other states. For more information, go to www.themckenziefoundation.org