RiverKings continue yearlong fundraiser with DeSoto County Schools

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. -- The Mississippi RiverKings and the Maddox Foundation will continue their partnership with DeSoto County Schools during the 2014-15 season to raise money for public education in DeSoto County through a yearlong fundraiser presented by Christian Brothers University.

“The RiverKings games provide tremendous opportunities for non-profit organizations to raise a large amount of money for their causes,” RiverKings and Maddox Foundation President Robin Hurdle said. “DeSoto County Schools proved this last year when they raised over $21,000 in just two games. It is our hope that they will put that same focus throughout the season with the potential to earn over $100,000.”

DeSoto County Schools’ Superintendent Milton Kuykendall echoed Hurdle’s sentiments.

"DeSoto County Schools is grateful for the partnership and support provided by the Mississippi RiverKings. DCS received over $21,000 last year to support our schools and the Superintendent’s Youth Leadership Council," Kuykendall said. "We are excited the RiverKings are once again willing to support our students and teachers. The RiverKings are making a difference by investing in the lives of our children.”

In the first year of the DeSoto County Schools' fundraiser, the RiverKings helped raise over $21,000 for student-related projects. Based on attendance goals, the Maddox Foundation could donate up to $50,000 to DeSoto County Schools through the fundraiser.

To purchase fundraiser tickets, visit any DeSoto County School website or riverkings.com/desotocountyschools, print off the voucher and return it to the Landers Center Box Office. For more information, contact the RiverKings at 662-342-1755.

The RiverKings open their 2014-15 quest for the President's Cup on October 24 and 25 at the Landers Center in Southaven, Miss. Receive a ticket to both games that weekend starting at $17 and get a free t-shirt. Groups of 15 or more who purchase tickets will receive complimentary tickets to a future RiverKings home game. For more information, visit riverkings.com or call 662-342-1755.

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.

Posted by Lukas Favale at 3:00 PM

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