Sheldon makes buddies at Best Buddies Friendship Walk

CORDOVA, Tenn. – Mississippi RiverKings mascot, Sheldon, made many new friends at the 2nd annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk at Hope Church in Cordova Saturday, April 11. 

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is a culmination of the Best Buddies program that creates a one-to-one friendship between a student with special needs and a student without special needs at 14 Mid-South schools. Sheldon made friends with those at the walk, which was more than just a walk. It was a day of celebration and included many games, karaoke, face painting and a petting zoo.

"We were very lucky to have Sheldon at the event," Brian McNulty, program manager at Best Buddies Memphis said. "All of our participants gravitated towards his friendly and engaging personality through group pictures, handshakes and hugs and selfies! We really appreciate the organization and we are very excited for future collaboration between Best Buddies and the RiverKings."

 The RiverKings are in the President's Cup Finals against the Knoxville Ice Bears and begin the series with Game 1 Thursday, April 16 in Knoxville at 6:35 CDT. Watch with fellow fans at the official RiverKings Watch Party at Old Style BBQ in Olive Branch. Season tickets for the 2015-16 season are on sale now, starting at just $225 per seat. For more information, contact the RiverKings front office at 662-324-1755.

About the Mississippi RiverKings

The Mississippi RiverKings are supported by their community partners, season ticket holders, fans, and by program-related investments of 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 Sheldon takes a picture with participants in the 2nd Annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk at Hope Church in Cordova Saturday, April 11. © Mississippi RiverKings

Posted by Lukas Favale at 11:00 AM

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