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DONKEY HOOPS: Community business team wins first tournament

The Pahrump community business team got their ‘asses’ moving and won the donkey basketball tournament for the first time last Friday night.

Donkey basketball continues to draw the crowds and this year was no different.

The fundraiser drew around 700 people and made $2,557 in profit for Rosemary Clarke Middle School and Pahrump Valley High School.

The tournament featured six teams, the high school students, the middle school, the high school staff, the district staff, an elementary school’s staff, a community business team and a Nye County Sheriff’s Office team.

The two teams that finished in the championship game were the PVHS staff and the business team, with the business team winning 6-4.

The business team came close to winning the tournament before in 2013 and again in 2014. This was the first time they put all the pieces together. This year’s team consisted of the following people and businesses:

Cassandra Selbach, Quality Signs; D.J. Mills, Satellite Systems; Steve Jolley and Dr. Mike Taylor, Affiliated Chiropractic; Mike Floyd, Floyd’s Construction; Nick Moore, Threadz &Team Sports; Jimmy Floyd, Nova Engineering; Heath Campbell, PV Wings-N-Things and Chad Goins, Farmers Insurance.

In 2013 Rosemary Clarke won, then in 2014 the high school staff team won and in 2015 Rosemary Clarke won again.

The successful fundraiser was started two years ago by Rosemary Clarke Middle School Principal, Tim Wombaker, to raise money for a special fund for his students that pays for incentives and rewards for those who do well with grades, testing and attendance.

During the school year, students have an opportunity to earn bikes or win a trip to the Nugget Bowling Alley or Treasure RV, to name a few. The money is also split with the high school, who uses the money to bolster its programs.

Contact sports editor Vern Hee at vhee@pvtimes.com

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