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Donkey Basketball Game Nets More Than $1,200 for New Scholarship Fund

Entertainment with a purpose%3A Benefit Donkey Basketball offers fun for players - such as SGA President Jim Riedel - and fans alike.Ten donkeys, 20 riders and nearly 200 fans combined to kick off a new scholarship fund in hilarious style during Homecoming.

The Student Government Association brought Donkey Basketball to the Bardo Gymnasium on Jan. 25 and SGA President Jim Riedel reports that, with the overwhelmingsupport of the Penn College community,$1,244was raisedfor the new Student Legacy Fund.

That total represents ticket sales to students, alumni, faculty and staff, and the public, as well as $500 in sponsorship fees for the donkeys.

Riedel said plans are to make the first scholarship award from the Student Legacy Fund at the end of the current academic year.

“This money will be used for scholarship awardsfor student leaders who are dedicated to the future greatness of Penn College,” Riedel said. “We’d like to thank all who contributed to this effort. Special thanks to the Student ActivitiesOffice, Food Services, Athletics and the Homecoming Committee for their generous contributions and countless hours of preparations to make this event even possible.”

“With the assistance of the Institutional Advancement Office, we’ll establish the first student endowment on campus to leave our legacy and the hope that this will become a tradition for future students,” he said. ” We’re still accepting donations for the Student Legacy Fund. Every donation of any size is very important it all goes to help fellow students succeed.”

Anyone interested in donating to the Student Legacy Fund can send his or her gift to the Institutional Advancement Office, DIF #64, One College Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701-5799, or make a gift online with a credit card.

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