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Reading Takes Flight to Encourage Participation in "I Love to Read Month"

by Staff Writer / Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets, in conjunction with I Love to Read Month, are once again proud to present Reading Takes Flight, a program that positively encourages children to develop an interest in reading. Launching today, Winnipeg area students and teachers can enter for a chance to host a member of Winnipeg Jets for a classroom visit on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

The winning entries will be chosen based on an entrant’s list of Top 5 reasons why a Jets player should read to your class. Contest submissions can be made by visiting WinnipegJets.com/ReadingTakesFlight. Submissions by individual students or as an entire classroom will be accepted from Jan. 12, 2015 until contest closing date on Feb. 13, 2015. Winners will be announced on Feb. 16, 2015.

During school visits, players will be reading the official Winnipeg Jets children’s storybook “The Home Team”. In addition to the visit, each school will receive an autographed replica jersey from the visiting player as well as an autographed book for each student and each classroom involved. There are also a number of prizes to be handed out along with a short autograph session for the participating students.

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