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Next Planning Meeting



October 19, 2016 at 6:30pm (date change)


Old Bag of Nails, 63 Mill St.

Gahanna, OH 43230


Wednesday, 11/16 (tentative; location TBD)

RSVP please to Susan at vice_president@jacketbackers.org 

so we can save you a seat.



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Membership Update

2016-2017 Membership as of 10/21/2016

378 Members (62 New, 316 Renewals)

1,882 Subscribers to our Email List

DID YOU KNOW... You get 20 JB Rewards Points for each member referred?

Click Here for more program details!

Membership Benchmarks

706 Members 2015 - 16 Season

718 Members 2014 - 15 Season

758 Members 2013 - 14 Season

539 Members 2012 - 13 Season

549 Members 2011 - 12 Season

335 Members 2010 - 11 Season

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Stop by the Jacket Backers Table at Every Home Game!

It is usually located behind section 116, near the escalator from the McConnell Street Entrance, but may be relocated on a game-by-game basis at the Jackets' request.  Feel free to stop by at any game with your questions, comments or just to see what is going on with the Jacket Backers.

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Community Power Play

$1505 Raised in the 2015-2016 Season for The Blue Jackets Foundation #CommunityPowerPlay Goal!

 The Jacket Backers will again team up with the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation to present our 3rd ANNUAL COMMUNITY POWER PLAY!!   For each Power Play Goal scored by the Blue Jackets, the Jacket Backers will make a donation to the Blue Jackets Foundation – and we’d love it if you’d join us and match!  Use the donation button below to show your support and Celebrate Life and Hockey.

For the first PP Goal scored in each game, we will donate $20 to the Foundation, for the second PP Goal we will donate $40 more, for the third PP Goal we will donate $60 more and so on. If a PP goal turns out to be our game winner, we will add another $100 to the Foundation.  Help us celebrate the joy of scoring more power play goals!

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JB Rewards Is Here!

JB Rewards is our new points program! Check in at any of our events, and get points good toward great prizes! Stop by the table at any home Blue Jackets game and check in to get 10 points! Be sure to BRING THIS CARD!

Next check in opportunity is October 21, 2016 when your Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Chicago Blackhawks! Stop by our table on the Bud Light Terrace and check out everything we have going on!

Keep an eye out for your email for upcoming point opportunities! And follow us on Instagram and Twitter @RewardsJB to keep up to date! If you're traveling, post photos of yourself with Jacket Backers or CBJ gear and #JBRewards for more points!


Kolache Republic

Kolache Republic is offering 15% discount to Jacket Backers members.  Just show your current membership card. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.

Visit them at 730 South High Street at the intersection of South High and Frankfort Streets in German village.



Join us in St. Louis - November 5, 2016

The Jacket Backers are gearing up for the first bus trip of the 2016/17 season. 

With any luck we'll leave all of St. Louis singing the Blues!

The game is a 6pm start so the bus will leave EARLY Saturday morning and return to Columbus late afternoon on Sunday.

Package will include:

  • Game ticket - Seating with 60 of your favorite CBJ fans
  • Deluxe motor coach travel to and from St. Louis aboard the FunBus
  • Overnight accommodations within walking distance to the arena.
  • Movies and entertainment on bus
  • Light snacks and refreshments courtesy of the Jacket Backers
  • Raffle and Prize give-a-ways

Space is limited, so sign up today! Pricing options per member (Non-members add $25): 
Single Occupancy - $335
Double Occupancy - $260
Triple Occupancy - $245
Quadruple Occupancy - $235

Ticket Only - $80

Please contact Chris at travel@jacketbackers.org for pricing if you are interested in hotel and/or bus only options. 

Because of the early game time and this weekend being daylight savings (we fall back an hour), if you will be joining us and are interested in planning a location for an after party, please let me know. The hotel has a bar but it is very small. 

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Last Chance - Cleveland Monsters - Opening Night - Friday October 14th

Tickets must be purchased by 9:00 am Monday September 26th.

Join the Jacket Backers in Cleveland to watch the Monsters kick-off their 10th season in the AHL as they take on their Central Division rivals, the Rockford IceHogs.

Be there to experience the raising of the Monsters’ Calder Cup Championship banner. The first 10,000 fans in attendance on opening night will receive a replica Calder Cup Championship banner. 

This game is travel on your own. Tickets with the group are $20.



Say Goodbye to the "Joe"

Join the Jacket Backers as we head to Joe Louis Arena one last time on Tuesday February 7th, 2017. 

Joe Louis Arena was completed in 1979 and is named after boxer and former heavyweight champion Joe Louis who grew up in Detroit. Only one other NHL arena, Madison Square Garden, is without a corporate sponsorship name. The “Joe” is the second oldest NHL venue after MSG.

Package will include:

¨ Game Ticket – Seating with 60 hard core CBJ fans

¨ Deluxe Motor Coach travel to and from Detroit aboard the FunBus®

¨ Movies and Entertainment on bus

¨ Light Snacks and Refreshments courtesy of the Jacket Backers

¨ Raffle and Prize give-a-ways

Space is limited, so sign up today!

Trip Cost—$110*  Ticket Only—$60


Select Full Trip or Ticket Only

Contact travel@jacketbackers.org with any questions or requests

*Non-members add $25 **Bus travelers must be 21 and older


Ottawa is Beautiful in the Winter!

  • Single Occupancy - $450
  • Double Occupancy - $350
  • Triple Occupancy - $325
  • Quadruple Occupancy - $310
  • We also have a limited number of tickets only (no bus, no hotel) for $75 each. 
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    50/50 sales on OPENING NIGHT 10/13 to benefit our Jacket Backers Foundation !

    EXCITING NEWS!  For the first time EVER, OUR Jacket Backers Foundation has been granted the 50/50 raffle at the game on OPENING NIGHT on Thursday, October 13 vs Boston, by the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation.  We are so excited to have been offered this opportunity.  Now we need your help!

    Please show us your JB support and consider volunteering to help us fundraise with this tremendous opportunity to fund our charitable mission to support hockey-related and community charities, with a special emphasis on the CBJ Foundation and the causes they support.  We are seeking 30 volunteers over 18 years old who are able to arrive 2.5 hours prior to game start.  Volunteer duties include selling tickets, counting cash and handling tickets.  We realize that many of you already have game tickets and wonder if you'd consider sharing them with others just this once.

    If you are planning on attending the game - please consider asking your friends, family and co-workers who may not be as into hockey as we all are, to see if they would be willing to give us a hand on this exciting evening and important opportunity for our club.

    Also, please encourage everyone you know (and even those you don't) to stop by and generously purchase 50/50 tickets on opening night!!  50% of the proceeds will go to one lucky winner and the remaining 50% will be split 25% to the CBJ Foundation and 25% to the JB Foundation.  We must have 30 volunteers in order to receive the full 25%.  So any way you all can help will be greatly appreciated!

    To volunteer or for more information, please contact Julie at foundation@jacketbackers.org




    Flockfest 2016

    World Cup of Hockey... Training Camp... Flockfest... Traverse City... Opening Night...

    Yes. Hockey Season is here!  So why not get together with some friends and celebrate.

    Saturday, September 10 at 2:00pm

    Flockfest is a gathering of friends and fans to kick-off a season of fundraising and support for charity and Columbus Blue Jackets hockey.

    Last year's event raised over $1,000 for charity, so we hope we can top that number this year. 

    If you have friends/family that you think need to know about this please feel free to invite them.

    There will be food and drinks available for purchase - Including Papa John's pizza. 

    We will have a raffle at the end of the event. This will include swag from NiceRink, Gongshow, Krazy Lazer, Flip Flop Shop of Easton, etc.
    Event address:  7080 County Road 121, Mt Gilead, OH 43338
    If you are unable to attend but would like to participate in the raffle - email treasurer@jacketbackers.org with the quantity of raffle tickets you would like to purchase and a Paypal invoice will be sent to you.
    Raffle Tickets cost:
    CBJ/Fifth Line Package - 1 ticket for $5
    Johnson/Anderson Package - 7 tickets for $34
    Atkinson/Savard Package - 13 tickets for $58
    Dubinsky/Foligno Package - 17 tickets for $71




    Introducing JB Rewards!

    JB REWARDS is our new membership incentive program designed to reward YOU, the Blue Jackets BIGGEST FANS, with great prizes and discounts.

    All you have to do is show up to Jacket Backers events with this AWESOME card!


    You'll get points for each event you attend. Then at the end of the membership year, we'll award two grand prizes, one for the member with the most points, and one for the junior member with the most points!

    Everyone starts off with 20 points. As you attend events, you'll receive points depending on what kind of event it is.

    • You receive 20 points as a new member or when you renew your membership
    • You receive 20 points for every NEW member you refer
    • Stop by the Jacket Backers table at each CBJ game, get 10 points
    • Attend ANY Jacket Backers sponsored activity, get 10 points
    • Earn EXTRA points on top of the 10 points for the following activities:
      • Volunteer to work a Jacket Backers activity, extra 10 points
      • Go on a JB One Day Bus Trip, extra 20 points
      • Go on a JB Overnight Bus Trip, extra 40 points
      • Work a JB sponsored community service event, get an extra 50 points!
      • We'll list more extra point earning opportunities as they come along, such as assisting JB Officers on committees or attending the annual NHL Booster Club Convention in August
    • If you attend an away hockey game on your own, take a photo of you wearing your CBJ or JB gear, and we'll give you 15 points. Just #JBRewards on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or email it to membership@jacketbackers.org
      • If you are out of town, and are wearing JB gear at a landmark, we'll also give you 15 points!

    We kick off the program on September 1, 2016! Watch your email and the web site for point earning opportunities and details on additional ways to use your points!

    Click here for full program details!

    NOTE! Effective October 21, 2016, group photos will only be given points credit to the member who posts the photo. Other members in the photo must repost to their own social media account to get credit. Does not apply to photos posted before this date.


    Join Or Renew Your Jacket Backers Membership For The 2016/2017 Season - Be Entered To Win Prizes

    Join or Renew your Jacket Backers for the 2016-2017 Season and be entered to win Team Signed Prizes!!!

    Click here to Join/Renew!

    Join or Renew by the end of July (July 31, 2016) and be entered to win a Team Signed (Date Signed: 10/15/15) Secondary Cannon Logo Wood Board! - WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED

    Join or Renew by the end of August (August 31, 2016) and be entereed to win a Team Signed (Date Signed: 04/29/14) Blue Mini CBJ Helmet! - WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED!

    Join or Renew by the end of the 2nd Pre-Season Game and be entered to win a Team Signed (Date Signed: 03/25/15) CBJ 3x5 Flag!

    Join or Renew by the end of the First Home Game of the 2016-2017 Regular Season (Thursday, October 13, 2016) and be entered to win a Team Signed (Date Signed: 01/06/16) White CBJ Jersey!