17 April 2012
The Coventry Jets have announced a partnership with the charity Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Jets have long since worked with several charities but this agreement marks the first time that the former British Champions have made a long term commitment to one group. Whilst the Jets have already participated in a photoshoot to help promote awareness of Macmillan’s Coffee Morning the partnership will kick-off in grand fashion at the end of April with the first Macmillan Bowl.
Having recently announced their 2012 schedule, Jets General Manager Adam Biggs has now revealed that the home opener against the West Coast Trojans on Sunday 22nd of April at Coventry Saracens R.F.C, Bredon Avenue, Binley, Coventry, CV32FD will be the first Macmillan Bowl, with all gate receipts donated to the Macmillan Cancer Support. The teams last met in the 2005 playoffs with Coventry running out 55-6 victors, however, the game looks to be a different prospect this time around. Coming off a winless season in which they were relegated the Jets will be looking to bounce back against a buoyant Trojans side that earned promotion in 2011.
Coventry’s Juniors will also be in action as part of what looks certain to be a spectacular afternoon. The under 19 side will face the Tamworth Phoenix at 12:00 with the seniors kicking off, shortly after the conclusion of that game, at 15:00. Macmillan’s Head of Fundraising for Coventry and Warwickshire, Mandy Spraggett, is looking forward to her first taste of American Football “I’ve never been to a game before but have seen clips on the TV. I’m very excited to be a part of this and I’m looking forward to continuing working with the Jets in the future.”
For details on how to become a part of the Coventry Jets visit their new website www.covjets.com.
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