Sheldon returns to Blann's Martial Arts

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Mississippi RiverKings mascot, Sheldon the Turtle, and Broadcaster Lukas Favale visited Blann's Martial Arts on June 25 to teach their summer campers the basic fundamentals of hockey as part of the RiverKings "Sticks are for Kids" program. It was the second and final visit to Blann's Martial Arts this summer for the RiverKings.

Sheldon taught the campers the proper way to hold a hockey stick, how to play as a team and the different ways to shoot and pass. Sheldon also demonstrated the proper uses of the different pieces of goalie equipment.

"We're so happy that Sheldon and the RiverKings were able to come back to our summer camp for the second time this month," said Vicki Blann, one of the owners of Blann's Martial Arts. "Both experiences were equally rewarding for our campers. All of our campers had fun and learned some new aspects of hockey, so we are grateful for the time that the RiverKings have spent with us this summer."

After Sheldon's hockey 101 lessons, the campers were broken up into teams and played several games. Then Sheldon gave the campers special bookmarks and noise makers to bring to the games.

To learn more about Blann's Martial Arts log on to www.blannsmartialarts.com/.

If you would like Sheldon 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. 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.

Mississippi RiverKings mascot, Sheldon the Turtle, visited Blann's Martial Arts for the second time this summer to assist with the RiverKings "Sticks are for Kids" program at their summer camp. © Mississippi RiverKings

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