Maddox Foundation & RiverKings Donate Memorabilia to DeSoto County Museum

By:Sylvia Petty
May 21, 2012

HERNANDO, Miss. -- Maddox Foundation and Maddox Hockey recently donated memorabilia of the former Memphis Xplorers af2 arena football team and the current Mississippi RiverKings ice hockey team to the DeSoto County Museum in Hernando, Miss.

The items donated included the Xplorers mascot costume of ‘The Conquistador,’ a reference to the European explorers who toured the area now known as DeSoto County. Other Xplorers memorabilia donated include a plaque commemorating the team’s ArenaCup VI championship in 2005.

The RiverKings donated a team autographed jersey, hockey stick and pictures of the team on the ice and off of it in the community; updating the DeSoto County Museum’s current display of professional sports history in DeSoto County.

The DeSoto County Museum is located at 111 E. Commerce Street in Hernando, Miss. The museum is free to all, and is open from 10 AM – 5 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays.

For more information on the DeSoto County Museum, visit them online at www.desotomuseum.org or give them a call at (662) 429-8852.

Brian Hicks, Director of the DeSoto County Museum, with Mike Ward, Director of Programs for the Maddox Foundation, at the DeSoto County Museum in Hernando, Miss. on Thursday, May 17. The Maddox Foundation recently donated items on behalf of the Mississippi RiverKings hockey team, and the former Memphis Xplorers arena football team to the DeSoto County Museum, updating the museum’s display on professional sports history in DeSoto County. The museum is free and open to the public from 10 AM to 5 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information visit www.desotomuseum.org, or call (662) 429-8852.

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