First Ever St. John Donkey Softball Game Set for Saturday, December 1


Giddy-up! Donkey rides and more will be featured at the First Ever St. John Donkey Softball game.

Hoof it on over to the Coral Bay ballfield on Saturday, December 1, at 3 p.m. for the first ever St. John donkey softball game.

Carolina Corral owner Dana Bartlett is hosting what promises to be a great afternoon of fun and games for the whole family to help offset the high cost of feeding and caring for her brood of animals.

The day’s highlight will surely be the donkey softball game which will feature players literally riding on donkey back to the bases after hitting the ball. Outfielders too will ride on donkeys to retrieve the balls.

Two teams of nine players each will face off in the much-anticipated game. Residents — who must be at least 15 years old to play — can register to get in the game for $25 each, which includes the day’s admission. Call Bartlett at 693-5778 or 643-5369 to register.

But even for the softball-shy out there, the afternoon will feature plenty of games. Kids will enjoy pony rides, sack races, a coconut toss and horseshoes. But the afternoon will also feature activities not found elsewhere. What child won’t want to try their hand at events like Rope the Goat, Tape the Tail on the (real) Donkey and Land Crab Races.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase. There will be an admission fee, but children under 12 will be allowed in for free.

For more information, to volunteer for the day or register for the softball game, call Bartlett at 693-5778.