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Sheldon Becomes Sensei at Blann's Martial Arts Summer Camp

By: Grace White
community1@riverkings.com
June 10, 2014

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. -- Former RiverKings Captain Darrell Stoddard accompanied Sheldon the turtle, the RiverKings mascot, in a trip to Blann's Marital Arts Summer Camp to teach campers about hockey on June 10. 

Stoddard spoke about the importance of teamwork and hard work, taught the different shots, positions and penalties and coached the campers in a few scrimmages. 

“Everybody really enjoyed having the RiverKings at camp. Martial arts relates to hockey in the fact that they both require discipline and fitness," said founder and head instructor, Jimmy Blann. "We’ve been teaching martial arts for 34 years now, and it is an activity that families can do for a lifetime."

If you would like Sheldon to visit your camp or event, please contact Caitlyn Hutchins at Caitlyn@riverkings.com or 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   

Photo Credit: Caitlyn Hutchins

The students at Blann's Martial Arts Summer Camp prepare for a face off on Tuesday, June 10 as part of the Mississippi RiverKings' Sticks are for Kids program under the instruction of former RiverKings' captain Darrell Stoddard (not pictured).

Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at 2:54 PM

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