Landmesser visits Germantown United Methodist Sports Camp

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. – Mississippi RiverKings Head Coach Derek Landmesser and Head Athletic Trainer Rick Hanlon visited the sports summer camp at Germantown United Methodist Thursday, July 23 as part of the RiverKings "Sticks are for Kids" program.

"This is a great program that the RiverKings have," said Camp Director Patrick Peavy. "Personally I love hockey and this program is a great way to teach the game to the kids who haven't played before and don't have knowledge about hockey."

Coach Landmesser taught kids how to properly hold a hockey stick, how to pass and shoot, how to wear goalie equipment and the basic rules and regulations in hockey. After the demonstration, the kids were split up into groups by age and had a chance to play a game. For many of the kids, it was the first time playing hockey.

"Coach Landmesser is the really the face of hockey in the Mid-South," said Peavy. "The fact that he comes to our camp is amazing. A lot of the kids haven't played hockey before, so this is a great opportunity to learn about the game."

Mississippi RiverKings mascot RiverThing was also in attendance to hang out and take pictures with the kids. After the game, kids were given noisemakers, bookmarks, and Face Off Field Trip booklets. The RiverKings will host two Face Off Field Trips this upcoming season on December 8th and January 26th.

The Summer Sports Camp is hosted by the Germantown United Methodist Church and is held for one week, twice per summer. For more information, contact Patrick Peavy at 901-753-3100 or ppeavy@germantownumc.org. The RiverKings taught hockey to the campers both weeks this summer.

If you would like the RiverKings to appear at your school or camp, 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. The home opener is scheduled for Friday, October 23 at the Landers Center. Groups of 15 or more who purchase a group for that night will receive an identical group package to any other regular season game for free. 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 visitwww.riverkings.com.

Mississippi RiverKings Head Coach Derek Landmesser (far back, right), Athletic Trainer Rick Hanlon (far back, left) and mascot RiverThing were at the Summer Camp at Germantown United Methodist Church Thursday, July 23 to teach hockey to the campers as part of the RiverKigns "Sticks are for Kids" program. It was the RiverKings second visit to the camp this summer. © Mississippi RiverKings

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