RiverThing visits SPARK summer camp at Hutchison School

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Mississippi RiverKings mascot, RiverThing, visited SPARK summer camp at Hutchison School in Memphis to meet the campers and teach them hockey with the RiverKings "Sticks are for Kids" program.

"Each week at SPARK summer camp is dedicated to a particular theme and this week's theme was 'Get in the Game'," said SPARK Director Lisa Campbell. "We wanted to expose our campers to local sports teams, and what better way to get campers excited about a team than meeting their mascot! The River Kings graciously donated their time to us in an exciting, educational, and interactive presentation." 

RiverThing helped Broadcaster Lukas Favale teach the campers the basics of hockey, including how to properly hold a stick, how to pass and shoot, and some of the rules of the game. The campers were then broken up into groups and had a chance to try out what they learned in a game.

"The campers were able to learn a little bit about the sport of hockey and even participated in a pick-up hockey game complete with pads, goals, and sticks," said Campbell. "They especially loved getting to interact and play with "Thing" the RiverKings Mascot. Overall the campers loved this informative and energetic activity!"

If you would like RiverThing to appear at your school, camp or event, 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. The "Golden Ticket" package for the home opener is $25 and includes a gold-level ticket and a t-shirt sporting the new RiverKings logo. 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 visit www.riverkings.com.

One of the camp counselors at SPARK summer camp joins the fun and plays goalie during the RiverKings "Sticks are for Kids" program on Thursday, July 9. © SPARK Summer Camp

Posted by Lukas Favale at 4:00 PM

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