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Between The Posts

Official Blog Page of the Mississippi RiverKings Interns

Between The Posts is a blog aimed at informing prospective sports industry interns of the opportunities presented to young people in the sports industry. In addition to profiling internship related material, Between The Posts also acts as a snapshot of the day to day interactions that the RiverKings interns face.

This blog will profile various Interns in the Mississippi RiverKings front office, detailing their responsibilities, but also their interests, and their excursions into the Mid-South region. In addition to providing internship related information, Between The Posts also seeks to help sports industry interns gain a better understanding of the industry in which they work, and ultimately hope to build their career. For regular visual updates to what the interns are doing, follow us on Twitter, @RKInterns!

A Little Bit About Us

RiverKings interns hail from a diverse background, boasting many different skill sets and academic fields.

Jake Powell

Jake is a current masters candidate at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN.  Jake received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Alabama in December of 2012, and is currently pursuing his Masters of Business Administration at CBU.  He will Graduate in May of 2016.

Andrew Kiepe

Andrew is a Junior at the University of Memphis, studying Sport and Leisure Management.  Andrew is slated to graduate in May of 2017.

Austin Brown

Austin is a junior at Florida State University, studying Sports Management.  He plans to graduate in 2017, and is looking to pursue his J.D. after he receives his bachelor's degree.

Donnie Shea

Donnie is a senior at the University of Memphis, studying Sports Management.  Donnie intends to graduate with his Bachelor's degree in may of 2016. In his free time, Donnie coaches high school football for Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, TN.

Prospective Interns

RiverKings hockey is always looking for prospective interns. Detailed information regarding the responsibilities and roles of the interns are listed on the Internships page at riverkings.com. Those looking for a snapshot look into what the interns do on a daily basis can follow us on twitter, with the account @RKInterns. Here, you can see the various opportunities and excursions afforded to the interns.

The Calm After the Storm

Hey there guys, Donnie Shea here writing again. It's been almost a month since my last post and there's been a lot going on since then. After having seven games in my first three weeks, we've only had one since then. You may imagine that the past few weeks have been extremely slow due to that, which is both right and wrong.

When we have games every weekend, we have to worry about the having everything set up and ready to go. Without games to prepare for, we have had more time in the office to make calls, send emails, and look forward to next year.

I began making calls based on a leads sheet that we have compiled using our Puck Toss. Making these calls has forced me to step outside of my comfort zone, as I am not used to calling random people and talking to them about their experience at a RiverKings game. Though I still struggle to pick up the phone and actually make the call most of the time, I have noticed myself becoming more comfortable once I am actually on the phone.

Last week I was put in charge of managing donations. This means responding to donation requests, having them filled, and filing them away so that we have a running record of all the things that we have given out. It may not seem like much, but donations are a huge part of community development and image with any organization, especially in the sports world. 

The team is finally back home this weekend for two more games. The weekends off have definitely been relaxing, but it will be nice to get back into the swing of things and see some the team and fans. Saturday is one of our biggest games of the season as we host our Heroes Night honoring real-life heroes - military, police officers, fire fighters, first responders, etc. 

And that'll wrap up another blog post. I hope to see some of you at a game in the near future and I will be back writing in a few short weeks!

Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at 2:33 PM


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PEN Pensacola 37 24 9 4 52
MAC Macon 39 23 11 5 51
HUN Huntsville 41 23 13 5 51
KNX Knoxville 40 22 14 4 48
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Updated: February 18, 2017