‘It’s a homerun for me because I’m tobacco free’

He is the son of Darren Pruttis and Sarah Morgan–Jones.

The contest was sponsored by the  PCDP. This was the first year for the contest. The program is hoping to make this a yearly contest for all Little League players. To enter, Little Leaguers had to enter a ten-word phrase that described living tobacco free.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since 2003 there has been a 36 percent increase in the use of smokeless tobacco in high school boys.

And Montana adults males use spit tobacco at a rate that is almost double  that of the national average.

These alarming statistics is what led Jette’s parents to participate with their son.

“I addition to being thrilled and proud of his slogan,” said his mother, “We are equally delighted that the PCHD Tobacco Prevention Program provided an opportunity for our family to discuss the dangers of tobacco use.”

The slogans were voted on by the Tobacco Prevention Coalition.

Jette received a Buddy Pass with the Great Falls Voyagers baseball team, which includes a season pass to all home games, an autographed baseball, a Voyagers T-shirt and a player’s clinic with the Voyagers and coaches.

Editor’s note: This article was by Nicki Sullivan coordinator of the PCHS Tobacco Prevention Program. She works to educate people about the dangers of tobacco and to aid in cessation. If you would like more information or have questions, contact her at 271-3247.