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RiverKings community involvement flourishes in 2014-15

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – The Mississippi RiverKings continued their strong tradition of putting the community first during the 2014-15 season through donations, mascot and player appearances and many fundraising efforts at home games.

"We take great pride in being active in the Mid-South," Director of Business Operations David Schmoll said. "Bringing a championship home is one of our goals, but we have a mission and responsibility to give back and connect with the greater Memphis community."

During the 2014-15 season, which runs from April 2014 to March 2015, the RiverKings organization took part in 154 community appearances, the most since at least the 2008-09 season. That included 60 appearances to local schools and camps where the RiverKings rolled out programs such as RiverKings Read, Sticks are for Kids and Checking Against Bullying.

Through the RiverKings Readers program presented by Belhaven University, the RiverKings helped facilitate over 150,000 hours of reading at 18 local schools. Nearly 8,000 students were involved in the RiverKings Readers program during the 2014-15 season.

The RiverKings also donated nearly $45,000 through ticket and merchandise donations to local non-profits and grants through fundraising tickets. A significant portion of that went to local non-profits that raised funds through the RiverKings fundraising program at home games. In total, 63 different organizations were the beneficiaries of a ticket and/or merchandise donation from the RiverKings that allowed those organizations to raise funds through silent auctions or other means at one of their events. 

To see where the RiverKings had appearances this season visit http://riverkings.com/appearances. To see what organizations received a donation from the RiverKings visit http://riverkings.com/donations. If your school, group or local non-profit is interested in an appearance by the RiverKings or a donation from the RiverKings contact Lukas Favale at lukas@riverkings.com.

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! Pay off your ticket in full by June 1 to save $115 on parking for the entire 2015-16 season. 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 players Reid Campbell and Ryan Marcuz, along with mascot Sheldon make one of over 150 community appearances during the 2014-15 season. © Mississippi RiverKings

Posted by Lukas Favale at 11:00 AM

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