Sticks are for Kids goes to Sonshine Learning Center

ARLINGTON, Tenn. – Mississippi RiverKings Broadcaster Lukas Favale went to the Sonshine Learning Center in Arlington, Tennessee for a fun morning of hockey with the kids as part of the RiverKings "Sticks are for Kids" program. 

The children were taught the basics of hockey, including how to properly hold a hockey stick, players positions, how to pass and shoot, and how to wear goalie equipment. After the lesson was finished, the participants were broken up into groups to scrimmage and practice what they had learned.

"The staff and children of Sonshine Learning Center Arlington would like to thank the RiverKings for coming to visit with our children," said Director Lisa Lock. "Today's visit was educational yet fun. We learned all about the rules of hockey. The children will never forget their experience today and we can not thank the RiverKings enough for taking the time to share with us."

For many of the children it was the first time they have had the chance to play hockey. The RiverKings were at Sonshine Learning Center in late May to give an anti-bullying presentation as part of the RiverKings "Checking Against Bullying" campaign.

If you would like the RiverKings 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. The home opener is scheduled for Friday, October 23 at the Landers Center. 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. 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.

Posted by Lukas Favale at 4:35 PM

Next Game

Thank You, Fans!



PEO y-Peoria 56 38 13 5 81
MAC x-Macon 56 33 16 7 73
PEN x-Pensacola 56 33 16 7 73
HUN x-Huntsville 56 30 16 10 70
KNX x-Knoxville 56 30 20 6 66
EVV x-Evansville 56 27 20 9 63
MRK x-RiverKings 56 29 25 2 60
RKE x-Roanoke 56 26 26 4 56
BIR Birmingham 56 22 28 6 50
FAY Fayetteville 56 12 38 6 30
Full Standings

Updated: April 8, 2018

x-Clinched Playoff Berth
y-Clinched Regular Season Title