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Sheldon Takes to the Skies on 3rd Annual Delta “Fantasy Flight”

By: Sylvia Petty

December 30, 2011

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mississippi RiverKings mascot Sheldon took to the sky Tuesday, December 20 as part of Delta Airline’s third annual “Fantasy Flight” at Memphis International Airport.

Delta invited children from Youth Villages, Ronald McDonald House Memphis and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital to fly to the ‘North Pole’ and visit Santa Claus.

Before taking off, the Suzuki Music Makers performed holiday carols at gate 3 for the children and their families to enjoy and put them in the holiday spirit.

Delta Airline’s Chief Pilot, Captain Harry Miller and “Fantasy Flight” flight attendants visited with families before the flight.

For more on Delta Airlines, visit www.delta.com or call 1-404-773-0305.


Clockwise from top-right: Heather Hutchins with her son Dawson Hutchins, Kaden Erickson and his mother Jeanne Erickson with Mississippi RiverKings mascot Sheldon preparing for Delta’s “Fantasy Flight” at the Memphis International Airport on Tuesday, December 20. This is the third year the airline has hosted the holiday event for children like seven-year-old Dawson and nine-year-old Kaden who are both staying at Ronald McDonald House while receiving treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Children from Ronald McDonald House of Memphis, Youth Villages and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital were invited to take flight to the North Pole, visiting Santa upon their landing.


Mississippi RiverKings mascot Sheldon with (from left) Sue Ann Bowers, Brenda McAden, Gail Tigner and Jeff Smith, all Delta Airlines Flight Attendants who took part in Delta’s third annual “Fantasy Flight” at Memphis International Airport on Tuesday, December 20. The event allowed children receiving treatment at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, residents at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis and kids from Youth Villages to fly to the North Pole and visit with Santa.




Mississippi RiverKings mascot Sheldon gets into the holiday spirit, alongside violinist from the Suzuki Music Makers who performed holiday carols for children waiting at gate three at Memphis International Airport to take flight to the North Pole as part of Delta Airline’s third annual “Fantasy Flight” on Tuesday, December 20. The “Fantasy Flight” invited children from Youth Villages, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and those staying at Ronald McDonald House Memphis to take part in the holiday event.




From left: Devian, Robert, Tristan and Jeremiah, boys from Youth Villages with Mississippi RiverKings mascot Sheldon at Delta Airlines third annual “Fantasy Flight” on Tuesday, December 20 at Memphis International Airport. The event allowed kids from Youth Villages, Ronald McDonald House Memphis and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital to fly to the North Pole and visit Santa Claus.


Delta Airline’s Chief Pilot, Captain Harry Miller with Mississippi RiverKings mascot Sheldon hanging with children before taking off to the North Pole as part of Delta’s third annual “Fantasy Flight” at Memphis International Airport on Tuesday, December 20. The holiday event took children from Ronald McDonald House Memphis, Youth Villages and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital on a brief flight to visit Santa Claus.


Seven-year-old Dawson Hutchins with Mississippi RiverKings mascot Sheldon waiting to take off on Delta Airline’s third annual “Fantasy Flight” to the North Pole to visit Santa on Tuesday, December 20 at Memphis International Airport. The holiday event allowed children staying at Ronald McDonald House Memphis, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and Youth Villages to take flight and have some holiday fun.
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