JT's Junior Generals Program Returns for Another SeasonOct 01, 2013 - 10:38 EDT
John Tavares, in support of the Oshawa Generals, is proud to announce the return of the JT’s Junior Generals Program for the 2013-2014 season. Building on the success of last season’s initiative, JT91 is bringing back this fantastic community program to support minor hockey in the Durham Region.
The JT’s Junior Generals program brings minor hockey teams from the Durham Region out to Generals games courtesy of Tavares. For each Generals home game, the players and coaches of a minor hockey team are award tickets, JT’s Junior Generals T-shirts, and a special gift.
Local teams can submit an application through the Generals website, www.oshawagenerals.com, explaining why they deserve to be JT’s Junior Generals for a game. Teams will be rewarded for various achievements on and off the ice, including community involvement and philanthropy.
“I’m thrilled the program has had so much success and I’m excited to be doing it again for another season,” commented Tavares. “Playing in Oshawa in front of all the fans meant a lot to me so I’m really happy to be able to give back to minor hockey in the area. I hope the kids enjoy themselves.”
The Oshawa Generals organization is proud to have its alumni supporting the organization and minor hockey community of Durham Region and pleased to be able to launch the JT’s Junior Generals program for another season.
Tavares joined the Oshawa Generals at the age of 14 when the Ontario Hockey League introduced the “exceptional player” clause, allowing Tavares to play a year earlier than other players. He was selected first overall in the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft by the New York Islanders currently serves as an alternate captain for the team.
For more information on JT’s Junior Generals, click here.