Another season, another round of Jets promotional offers and events.
I noticed the Jets didn’t indicate who will be the featured bobblehead….
Previous ones: Ladd, Byfuglien, Pavelec, Wheeler, Little, Scheifele, Trouba & Ehlers.
Who will be next?
Fans can look forward to participating in a schedule full of engaging campaigns and initiatives as part of the Winnipeg Jets 2019-20 promotional schedule, released today. The schedule includes seven games featuring fan giveaways, four games centered on raising awareness, and two games encouraging fans to lend their support to community causes near to the organization, among others. The Jets will also recognize their fans at their final regular-season home game with Fan Appreciation Game on Mar. 29 against the Vegas Golden Knights.
The season’s awareness initiatives will begin on Nov. 23 when the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer (HFC) campaign returns to Bell MTS Place as the Jets take on the Columbus Blue Jackets for their HFC game. Lavender rink boards and game presentation will be paired with lavender pre-game warm-up jerseys to be worn by the players and auctioned off following the game.
The Jets will join the NHL’s heightened efforts for inclusion in hockey through the Hockey is for Everyone campaign by hosting three important awareness games in 2020. The Jets This is Hockey: WASAC (Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre) Night returns for its second season on Jan. 17 to honour Indigenous culture that has such deep roots in Manitoba. On Feb. 27, the Jets will host their This is Hockey: You Can Play game to advocate for equality and inclusiveness in hockey regardless of race, colour, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. New for this season will be This is Hockey: Gender Equality Night on Mar. 6, which will focus the Hockey is for Everyone conversation on equality in men’s and women’s hockey.
The close relationship between the Winnipeg Jets and the Canadian military will be on display on Nov. 12 for Canadian Armed Forces Night. Season Seat Holders will again be invited to donate their seats for the night so that many CAF members can attend the game. CAF members will also be invited to attend the game in uniform to be recognized, and the Jets will adapt their own uniforms for the warm-up as they don special military-themed jerseys that will be auctioned off to support military charities.
The generosity of Jets fans will again be relied upon for the annual Winnipeg Jets Toy Drive and Winnipeg Jets Food Drive. The Toy Drive will happen on Dec. 15 when the Jets host the Philadelphia Flyers, while the Food Drive will call on fans to donate non-perishable food at the Feb. 8 game against the Ottawa Senators.
Jets fans will have many chances to collect promotional giveaways, highlighted by a bobblehead giveaway on Mar. 17. The home opener on Oct. 10 will see the first giveaways of the season as fans will receive LED wands and Jets schedule clings. Fans at the Oct. 20 game will collect a special edition scarf courtesy of the Jets and Scotiabank. The Dec. 3 game will bring back the Mini Jersey giveaway for the second straight year, with the first 10,000 people at Bell MTS Place receiving the collectible.
The second half of the season will feature more giveaways, including hockey card sets on Jan. 12, and NHL All-Star posters to the first 10,000 fans to arrive at Bell MTS Place on Jan. 14. On Feb. 11, the first 10,000 fans at Bell MTS Place will receive a replica Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame banner to celebrate Alumni Night.
To see the full Jets promo schedule click here.
I also appear on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show every Saturday on TSN 1290 Winnipeg starting at 9 am.
And I occasionally jump in the play-by-play booth at Bell MTS Place to provide colour analysis during Manitoba Moose games.
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