Next Planning Meeting

ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS WELCOME

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm

LOCATION:  TBA

 RSVP preferred to Julie at president@jacketbackers.org so we can save you a seat!

UPCOMING MEETING DATES:

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T 1/13/15

W 2/18/15

W 3/18/15

W 4/15/15

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At Nationwide Arena

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.

Community Power Play

$120 Raised To Date This Season for The Blue Jackets Foundation, thanks to Cam Atkinson's season opener #CommunityPowerPlay Goal!

THIS SEASON the Jacket Backers are again teaming up with the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation to present our 2nd 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!

NEW FOR 2014 – 2015 SEASON!!  We’re increasing our donations!!  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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Thursday
Oct162014

Prizes, Prizes, Prizes!!! Congratulations to our recent winners!

We know you've been patiently waiting for this...
Congratulations to the following winners from our recent giveaways:

AT FAN FEST:
Jacket Backers Playoffs Tee - Lisa T.
Nick Foligno #71 Signed Photo - Ken C.
2013-2014 Team Signed License Plate - Mike M.

AT ZOO EVENT:
Cam Atkinson #13 Signed Puck - Mitchell M.
Ryan Murray #27 Signed Jacket Backers Hat - Terri S.
2013-2014 Team Signed License Plate - Cheryl M.


Our Final Membership Drive Prize Winners to be announced soon!

Thursday
Oct022014

Philadelphia Flyers - Saturday November 22, 2014

Visit the City of Brotherly Love and cheer YOUR COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
to VICTORY over the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center

Bus leaves early Saturday morning and returns to Columbus Sunday afternoon.

Package will include:

• Game Ticket with 60 of your fellow CBJ supporters
• Deluxe Motor Coach travel to and from Philadelphia aboard the FunBus®
• Overnight Accommodations
• Movies and Entertainment on bus
• Light Snacks and Refreshments courtesy of the Jacket Backers
• Raffle and Prize give-a-ways


Space is limited, so reserve your seat today! Pricing options per member*:
Single Occupancy - $285
Double Occupancy - $225
Triple Occupancy - $210
Quadruple Occupancy - $200
$125 deposit to hold your spot; *Non-members - add $25

Contact travel@jacketbackers.org with any questions or requests 
*Non-members add $25 **Bus travelers must be 21 and older

Click below to reserve your seat today!

Philadelphia Trip Options 11/22/14

Thursday
Oct022014

Nashville Predators - Saturday, November 29, 2014

Join the Jacket Backers for a Happy Post-Thanksgiving as we head to Bridgestone Arena to cheer YOUR COLUMBUS BLUE JACKET on to VICTORY over the Predators!

The bus and hotel have been cancelled due to a lack of signups.  We do still have tickets only available!

 Package Will Include:

  •     Game Ticket with 60 of your fellow CBJ supporters
  •     Deluxe Motor Coach travel to and from Nashville aboard the FunBus
  •     Overnight Accommodations
  •     Movies and Entertainment on bus
  •     Light Snacks and Refreshments courtesy of the Jacket Backers
  •     Raffle and Prize give-a-ways

 

Click below to reserve your seat today! 

 

Nashville Trip Options 11/29/14

Thursday
Oct022014

DAYTON/SPRINGFIELD AREA GAME WATCH PARTY

Come watch the first game of the season with other Jacket Backers at the Fox and Hound in Beavercreek. 
 
WHEN:  Thursday, October 9, 2014
TIME:     Game starts at 7:00
WHERE:  Fox and Hound
               2661 Fairfields Common Boulevard
               Beavercreek, OH 
 
Saturday
Aug232014

Hit The Road With Us For Opening Night 2014 - In Buffalo!

Opening Night In Buffalo!

Are you ready for opening night?

It's in Buffalo you say?

Who Cares!

The Jacket Backers are going!

Join us on Thursday October 9th for a trip to Buffalo for Opening Night!

The cost is $140 and includes ticket and bus (returning after the game - early Friday morning)

Email Chris at travel@jacketbackers.org for more information.

 

 

Tuesday
Aug192014

Join/Renew Your Jacket Backers Membership - Win Prizes

Join or Renew your Jacket Backers for the 2014-2015 Season and be entered to win Team Signed Prizes!!!

Click here to Join/Renew

CONGRATULATIONS to our first membership drive winner.  The winner has been notified!!!!!

Join or Renew by the end of the NHL Draft (Saturday, June 28, 2014) and be entered to win a Team Signed Jacket Backers Table Sign!

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Join or Renew by the end of the Training Camp (Date TBD) and be entered to win a Team Signed 3rd Logo 3'x5' Flag! 

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Join or Renew by the end of the 2014-2015 Regular Season Home Opener (Saturday, October 11, 2014) and be entered to win a Team Signed Jacket Backers Sweater!

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Tuesday
Jul222014

Join us at Blue Jackets Night with the Clippers! - SOLD OUT

WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT!!!!

It may be the off-season for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Jacket Backers, but why not spend a summer evening with the Jacket Backers at a Columbus Clippers game for Blue Jackets Night with the Clippers, Thursday, July 31st.  As part of the festivities, Brandon Dubinsky is scheduled to throw out the Opening Pitch.

In addition, it is Thirsty Thursday at the ballpark.  Take advantage of these drink specials all game long: 32 oz. Domestic Draft Beer - $9.50, 32 oz. Premium Draft Beer - $10.50, 32 oz. Soft Drink - $4.50

The Jacket Backers will have a block of limited amount of tickets in the one of the Reserved seating areas, Sections 21-25. Tickets will be $5.00 each (adult, child and/or senior).

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, you can contact Jessica Jones at activities@jacketbackers.org with how many tickets you would like to purchase and any additional questions you may have.

Tuesday
Jul222014

Announcing our Red, White & BOOM! Prize Winners!

Congratulations to our lucky prize winners who stopped by to enter our prize giveaways on Nationwide Plaza at this year's Red, White & BOOM! on July 3rd!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER:  Red, White and Blue Yuengling Golf Bag and Jacket Backers Membership Prize Pack (1 year joint membership, JB puck and JB pin) - Art J.

OTHER PRIZE WINNERS:

2013 - 2014 Team Signed CBJ License Plate - Sara H.

Dalton Prout Signed Hat - Noelle L.

James Wisniewski Signed Photo - Morgan L.

Jack Johnson Signed Puck - Danny W.

Cam Atkinson Signed Hockey Beats Down Puck - Libby E.

All prize winners have been notified - thank you to the Three Legged-Mare and everyone who helped make our day at BOOM! a success!

 

Thursday
Jun262014

Volunteers needed for Red White & BOOM Beverage Stands on Nationwide Plaza

The Three-Legged Mare is once again a sponsor of this year's Red, White & BOOM! on July 3rd and they have invited the Jacket Backers to man some of their beverage stands to help us spread the word about our club and raise tips for a fundraiser!  We are looking for volunteers of all ages, you don't have to be 21 or over!!!

They will be running all of the beverage stands on Nationwide Plaza and the street will be blocked off and a stage nearby. Click here for a map and stage schedules. We will be allowed to help promote the club as well as sell memberships, etc. We are looking for as many volunteers as possible. It sounds like a great time and great way to meet a lot of new faces.

We'll need people from around 2 pm - midnight and you would be helping in shifts, minimum of 3 hours, but feel free to stay as long as you would like.

Everyone who volunteers for at least 3 hours will receive a $25.00 gift card to the Three-Legged Mare; we will also have a limited number of wristbands to share giving us access to the sponsors' hospitality tent (which includes foods & drink)!

The Three-Legged Mare or Jacket Backers may provide free tee shirts. Please respond ASAP if you can help out to Jessica at activities@jacketbackers.org and let her know what hours you would be available to help! The more help we can get, the more funds we can raise!

Sunday
Jun222014

Announcing our new slated officers for 2014 - 2015!

Thank You to all of you who participated in our Offseason Planning Meeting and Officer Elections!  Please welcome our slated officers for the upcoming 2014 - 2015 season:

President - Julie Maurer

Vice President - Jason Harrison

Secretary - Carrie Rasmussen

Assistant Secretary - Anna Matney

Treasurer - Brian Maurer

Assistant Treasurer - Amber Rodriguez

Technical - Sara Hale

Community Service - Keith Risley

Travel - Chris Hapanowicz

Membership - David Baker

Arena Table Coordinator - Adam Wallace

Activities - Jessica Jones

Communications/Social Media - Michelle Harklau

Marketing/Promotions - Bethany Beaman

Creative Director - Andrew Kranek

Merchandising/Playoffs - Patrick Erlenbach

Regional Chapter Coordinator - Jennifer Earley

Officer at Large - Janice Burns