* * * MISSION ACCOMPLISHED * * * May 24, 2011 18:58:35 GMT -5
Post by the_jaf on May 24, 2011 18:58:35 GMT -5
Help me continue into the future!
May 24, 2011
Yes, it is surreal to type these words, in fact I am shaking, but JetsOwner.com is making it official. The Return of the Jets to Winnipeg has become a reality. We did it! We are back!
The NHL has landed back in Winnipeg!
I repeat, MISSION: ACCOMPLISHED!!
After an 8 year journey of "pipedreaming" and being deemed as lunatics, the National Hockey League will once again call Winnipeg home. We have proved the naysayers wrong. Everything that this website and campaign laid out as steps to bring the NHL back has systematically come true. Now here we are, awaiting a season ticket drive to fill MTS Centre to the rafters and show the world that the best hockey fans on earth are back! And we're gonna be loud and we're gonna be proud. And we will not lose this team again.
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The eStore is now closed and all T-Shirts are sold out. Thanks to all for wearing your support. These beauties should be collector's items one day!
Special thanks to Mark Chipman and everyone at True North Sports & Entertainment for their vision, patience and persistence. Our dream was indeed Mark's dream as well. I told all of you faithful followers to trust me. I hope you will all remember this well into the future. That is all I ask. I have learned so much and met so many great people along the way and it has truly been a remarkable experience for me.
I will have further closing words in the coming weeks, but for now we party.
Specifically at a MUST-ATTEND event that will serve as the official JetsOwner.com celebratory extravaganza. Sleeman Breweries presents the Mission: Accomplished bash at 4Play Sports Bar, Friday June 3rd, 2011 starting at 3pm and running all night. The event will be in support of Jake's Tickets, a new organization I am heading whose goal is to send under-privilaged kids to an NHL hockey game. 40 different kids and a guest will enjoy NHL hockey when they otherwise may not be able to afford to. NHL too expensive? Well Jake's Tickets will help that many more kids be able to see their NHL heroes on the ice, live at MTS Centre each year. Proceeds from this event will go towards reaching this goal to purchase a pair of season tickets specifically for this reason. Entry will cost only $20 which also gets you an official collector's Mission: Accomplished T-shirt, a complimentary Sleeman beer and other cool Sleeman swag plus a glass of refreshing Freixenet Cava to toast later in the evening.
There will also be a VIP zone, the Sleeman SinBin, for special guests and media complete with complimentary Sleeman products and snacks. This Deluxe VIP area overlooks the entire Sports Bar to take in the event from a luxury suite viewpoint.
Join me in celebrating this monumental achievement and greatest day in Manitoba's history. It will be fantastic to finally meet all of you and for you all to meet eachother after all these long and waiting years.
Don't forget. 4Play Sports Bar. Friday, June 3rd. 3:00pm to the wee hours of the morning! You can't miss this night...See you there!!