Sticks are for Kids goes to Trafalgar Baptist

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Mississippi RiverKings brought hockey to summer campers when  they visited Trafalgar Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee on Tuesday, June 7 for a full morning of hockey with the campers as part of the RiverKings "Sticks are for Kids" program. 

"Thank you [Mississippi RiverKings] for coming out and hosting this wonderful program," said camp couselor Amy Fearnley. "The kids all had such a great time learning and playing some hockey today."

The campers were taught the basics of hockey such as how to hold a hockey stick, the different positions on the ice, and how to shoot and score all with an emphasis on fair play, team work, and sportsmanship. Some campers even got the opportunity to suit up in goalie gear and hop in net. After the lesson, the campers lined on the floor and faced off against each other in a game of floor hockey. 

Mississippi RiverKings assisstant RIley McLean introduces the campers of Trafalgar Baptist Church on the basics of hockey on June 7, 2016. © Gabby Wilson

The "Sticks are for Kids" program gives children the opportunity to play hockey at local camps and schools in the Mid-South. For many participants, it is their first opportunity to play hockey.

If you are interested in having the RiverKings out to your camp this summer, contact the RiverKings at 662-253-0153.

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 Mississippi RiverKings at 2:00 PM


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