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This depends if you are sponsoring a show just for fun or putting it on as a
fundraiser. If you are doing the show just for fun-please call or email us for
Our fundraising program is based on a percentage of total ticket sales, if you sell less than $3000; we get 60%, you keep 40%. If you sell $3000 or more, then we split the total 50/50. This is provided you have a gymnasium with a minimum of 500 seats; we can make some exceptions to this rule, please call for details…
Our fundraising program includes an advertising packet as well and we require 25% of any type of advertising proceeds up to $4,000. If you sell more than $4,000 in advertising, then you keep 100% of anything above and beyond that amount.
Both programs require a $125 registration fee (Subject to change), which covers 2 insurance policies in force for your event.
No, only a minimum seating capacity in your gym.
We set the minimum price you may charge:
$7.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door - preschool free. (Subject to change)
You may raise these prices but not lower them.
This is your job! We provide FREE to you: tickets, posters, newspaper ad slick, media ballyhoo, promotional tips, when to do everything and a plethora of other information to help you plan and host a successful show!
1 1/2 hours of family fun!
Our normal format is two 16-minute elimination games with a 15-minute intermission in between the two elimination games. There is ONE 8-minute championship round immediately following the 2nd elimination game.
Yes, we bring helmets for all riders along with elbow/knee pads.
No, our unit manager will referee the show.
Yes, you will need an emcee to introduce riders and donkeys, welcome your attendees and
interject every now and then throughout the course of the show, play-by-plays not needed.
Our unit manager will also provide color commentary while on the court.
For our normal game format we play with 4 teams. You will need 8-10 riders per team minimum,
the more the merrier, everyone will get a chance to ride and riders substitute on the fly!
We can provide other formats such as 2 team or 6 team if you think that would be best for your show, please call for details…
Yes, all riders are required to sign a waiver of liability which will protect your organization, us and the school district. Those under 18 will need a parents signature.
Yes, all riders are REQUIRED to attend a mandatory pre-game meeting we will hold one hour before your event begins. No one will be allowed to ride unless they were present at the meeting.
We suggest you open the gym up 1 hour ahead for seating but we will not bring the donkeys in until game time.
We will bring at least 9 donkeys, we play 4 on 4 with at least one substitute donkey named “Goobinator”, “Hemorrhoid”, or “Killer” to spice up the Championship Round.
Before and after the show, we will clean up after them. As far as during the show-if you choose, you can have a “sanitation crew” that is part of the comedy of the show to clean up after the riders’ donkeys (maybe someone who wants to be part of the show but cannot ride) but if there is no such group of people, your riders will clean up after their own donkeys during the show!
Cleanup in the gym after the show is just like cleaning up after any other event for your group or custodial staff!
NO! Our donkeys have never damaged a gym floor, they wear a non-marking non-scuffing rubber
shoe which protects them from slipping and also protects your floor from any damage. The shoe is
nailed on just like a horseshoe but the nails are recessed into the rubber so the nails cannot
scratch the gym floor.
We clean and check each hoof on each donkey before every show as to ensure the safety of the gym floor. These rubber shoes are actually a men’s shoe heel so they are made for this type of activity.
Rubber shoes have been used for more than 50 years in donkey basketball shows and the quality of the rubber is always improving!
If something unusual happened and there was damage to the floor, we guarantee we will pay for the repairs out of our pocket.
We are so sure your gym floor will not be damaged by our donkeys; we even GUARANTEE it in our contract!
There may or may not be any donkey “fallout” during your show. That is strictly up to the donkeys
and is out of our control! If it does happen, we stop the show and clean up any manure
immediately. The manure is solid and dry, like horse manure, so it is easily and quickly swept into
a plastic “gym-floor friendly” shovel which we provide. Any manure will be disposed of in the trash
can we provide. All of our clean-up tools are plastic “gym floor-friendly” as to protect the gym
floor. We will dispose of any manure after the show from the entire event.
YES! We strive to leave your facility better than we found it! Our goal is to come back to your school/facility year after year, the only way we can do this is if we take care of it as if it were our own.
One unit manager is all it takes!
Usually 3 to 4 hours before game time.
Yes! Our donkeys are very well-trained and trustworthy professionals; they love people, especially kids and love to entertain!
On average, we perform about 200 basketball shows/year.
2014 is our 10th
year in business! The fun part is that donkey ball goes way back in our family to
the original company started in 1934!
We book a maximum of one year out.
Dates are available first-come, first-serve.
The best way is to email or call us with any and all available dates for your gymnasium, we will do
our best to give you the date you prefer but we are limited as to the area we are in at any point in
time, we go where the bookings are and that is a 18-state area and we generally will only drive a
maximum of 200 miles between shows so we do appreciate your flexibility and willingness to work
with us and our schedule.
Visit our website for more information: www.dairylanddonkeyball.com
Call us: 1-888-8DONKEY (1-888-836-6539)
E-Mail Us: email@example.com