RiverThing helps at the 5K for Relay

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Mississippi RiverKings mascot, RiverThing, was on hand at the second annual 5K for Relay at the Landers Center on Saturday, September 19. 

RiverThing greeted racers, participated in stretching and cheered on the runners as they started the race. RiverThing also handed out RiverKings information to the participants and posed for pictures with families.

"It turned out to be a wonderful night and a wonderful race," said Event Director Elizabeth Whittington. "Having the RiverKings there, a DeSoto County treasure, made the event. Our 5K is geared toward families and children, who loved having the RiverKings mascot there. The fundraising 5K combined all of our favorite things - working to raise money for the American Cancer Society, a community event that emphasized healthy family exercise, and a lot of fun."

5K for Relay is a benefit run for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of DeSoto County.

If you would like RiverThing to visit your school or event, please contact Lukas Favale at lukas@riverkings.com or 662.253.0151.

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. Ticket packages for the 24th season of RiverKings hockey start at just $24.75 by calling 662-342-1755. The home opener is scheduled for Friday, October 23 at the Landers Center and 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. 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 mascot RiverThing snaps a photo with 5K for Relay participants (from left to right) Jonette Howard, Tonya Thornton, Pam New and Debbie Lindsey on Saturday, September 19 at the Landers Center. The race benefited the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of DeSoto County. © Mississippi RiverKings

Posted by Lukas Favale at 2:00 PM

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