RiverKings Gear Up to Participate in the Fight Against Cancer at DeSoto County Relay For Life

By:Sylvia Petty
May 16, 2012

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. – It’s again time to support and celebrate cancer survivors, while remembering the brave battles of those who have passed on at the American Cancer Society’s DeSoto County Relay For Life, this Friday, May 18 at Olive Branch City Park (8267 Goodman Road,Olive Branch, MS 38654).

The Mississippi RiverKings invite fans out to this annual event, beginning at 6 pm that celebrates life and supports the ongoing fight against cancer.

Walkers will be on the track all night long, raising cancer awareness and funds for research, carrying on the tradition Dr. Gordy Klatt started in Tacoma, Wash. 27 years ago.

RiverKings staffers will be there too, selling baked goods and RiverKings merchandise, as well as raffling off a special ‘King for a Day’ 2012-2013 game day experience, proceeds of which will go to the American Cancer Society.

Cancer never sleeps, so come spend the night at the 2012 DeSoto County Relay for Life, and enjoy a good time helping fight cancer!

For more information about the American Cancer Society visit www.cancer.org, and for more information about the DeSoto County Relay For Life event visit www.relayforlife.org/desotoms and the DeSoto County Relay for Life Facebook page.

(Photo by Whitley Rives)

2011 DeSoto County Relay For Life walkers take to the track of Snowden Grove in Southaven, Miss. at last year's event. The 2012 DeSoto County Relay For Life is scheduled for Friday, May 18 at Olive Branch City Park. Participants will again walk all night long to raise cancer awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society, while remembering those who lost their lives to cancer. For more information on the DeSoto County Relay For Life visit www.relayforlife.org/desotoms.

Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at 2:40 PM


No Comments yet!

Leave A Comment

Please answer the simple math question below to submit the form.
1 + 2 =

Next Game

Fri, Dec. 15 @ Birmingham - 7:35 PM


RiverKings vs. Ice Flyers
Sat, Dec. 23 - 7:00 PM

Holiday Luau • Kids' Club Event


Planters Bank Ice @ Landers Center



PEN Pensacola 16 12 4 0 24
PEO Peoria 16 11 4 1 23
HUN Huntsville 15 9 4 2 20
MRK RiverKings 16 10 6 0 20
EVV Evansville 16 9 5 2 20
MAC Macon 16 7 5 4 18
KNX Knoxville 15 7 7 1 15
FAY Fayetteville 18 5 9 4 14
RKE Roanoke 15 5 8 2 12
BIR Birmingham 13 3 9 1 7
Full Standings

Updated: December 12, 2017