WINNIPEG, Dec. 2, 2019 - The Winnipeg Jets announced today the first of two initiatives by the Jets Wives and Girlfriends for the 2019-20 season. The Wives and Girlfriends are selling autographed holiday ornaments on Sunday, Dec. 8 when the Jets take on the Anaheim Ducks at Bell MTS Place. Net proceeds from the "Season's Givings" initiative supports the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy.
The "Season's Givings" initiative is a sale of 1,000 Jets-logoed blue holiday ornaments autographed by Jets players for $20 each. Jets fans will have the opportunity to purchase the ornaments at three locations: the Skywalk Atrium and outside Sections 118 and 329. Each ornament is signed by a Jets player and wrapped to keep their identity a surprise. They are also wrapped because six of the 1,000 ornaments are silver, unsigned, and grant a lucky fan one of six prizes: one of three autographed Jets Heritage jerseys (either Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, or Josh Morrissey) or one of three meet and greets with either Kyle Connor, Adam Lowry, or Neal Pionk following the game that night.
Many of the Jets wives and girlfriends have volunteered at the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy (WJHA) in the past and they have seen firsthand the excellent work that the organization does in the community. The WJHA is a play-based program designed to increase school attendance as well as high school graduation rates in socially and economically challenged schools in Winnipeg.
The "Season's Givings" initiative follows the model of the "Fa La La for Formula" initiative organized by the Jets Wives and Girlfriends in each of the past two seasons. Jets fans helped make the 2017 and 2018 "Fa La La for Formula" sales a huge success as they sold out all of the ornaments each year and helped raise a total of more than $22,500 for Winnipeg Harvest to purchase baby formula for families in need.