- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - A southern New Mexico city is hosting a donkey baseball game.

The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://goo.gl/H1u3Iv) the Optimist Club of Alamogordo and the Wisconsin-based Dairyland Donkey Ball have invited Alamogordo Police Department and the U.S. Border Patrol to a friendly game of baseball while riding on donkeys.

Optimist Club Secretary Treasurer James Scott said in donkey baseball, the rules are like regular baseball but with a few twists.

The fielders are all on donkeys. They are allowed get off the donkey to pick the ball up but they have to get back on to throw it.

The game scheduled for Saturday is aimed at raising money for area youth programs.

In addition, officials say the agencies will get to display their equipment to educate the community about their work.

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