The Winnipeg Jets, in conjunction with I Love to Read Month, launched Reading Takes Flight, a program to positively encourage children to develop an interest in reading. Jets players will be visiting different schools throughout the city on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 to celebrate the annual February event.
During their school visits, players will be reading the official Winnipeg Jets children’s storybook “The Home Team” to classes of students from grade 1 to grade 6. Classes were chosen based on a 300-word submission as to why the Jets should visit their classroom. 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.