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Coach Landmesser teaches hockey at Blann's Martial Arts Camp

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Mississippi RiverKings Head Coach Derek Landmesser visited Blann's Martial Arts on June 11 to teach their summer campers basic fundamentals of hockey as part of the RiverKings "Sticks are for Kids" program. 

Coach Landmesser taught the campers the proper way to hold a hockey stick, how to play as a team and the different ways to shoot and pass. RiverKings mascot Sheldon the Turtle was also there to help with the demonstration.

"I cannot begin to say how much we appreciate the RiverKings coming to our summer camps," said Vicki Blann, one of the owners of Blann's Martial Arts. "The interaction with our kids along with all the knowledge the RiverKings bring regarding hockey is priceless. We sincerely appreciate Coach Landmesser and Sheldon taking out the time from their busy schedules to entertain as well as educate us and our campers."

After Coach Landmesser's hockey demonstration the campers were broken up into teams and played a game for the remaining time. Sheldon signed autographs and campers received special bookmarks afterward. The RiverKings will hold another "Sticks are for Kids" program at Blann's Martial Arts on Thursday, June 25. 

If you would like Sheldon to appear at your school, camp or event, contact Lukas Favale via email at lukas@riverkings.com or by calling 662-342-1755.

The Mississippi RiverKings are proud to be the longest, continually operating sports franchise in the Memphis area, as they begin their 24th season in 2015. RiverKings' season tickets for the 2015-16 season are on sale now by calling 662-342-1755! Renew by August 1 to keep your 2014-15 seats. Pay in full by September 1 to receive a commemorative season ticket holder booklet. For more information, check out riverkings.com.

About the Mississippi RiverKings

The RiverKings are supported by our community partners, season ticket holders, fans, and grants from the Maddox Foundation, an independent private foundation based in Hernando, Miss. To find out more about the RiverKings, call 662.342.1755 or visit www.riverkings.com.

Mississippi RiverKings Head Coach Derek Landmesser and mascot Sheldon the Turtle take a photo with campers at Blann's Martial Arts after the RiverKings "Sticks are for Kids" program on Thursday, June 11. The campers were taught about hockey before they participated in a game. © Mississippi RiverKings

Posted by Lukas Favale at 12:30 PM

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