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Next Planning Meeting

Monthly Planning Meeting

Date: March 6, 2019

Meeting Time: 6:30 

Location: Aveage Joe's @ 4949 E Dublin Granville Rd. Westerville, Oh. 43081

  RSVP to Laing at vice_president@jacketbackers.org




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Membership Update

2018-2019 Membership as of 2/26/2019

420 Members (76 New, 344 Renewals)

2,230 Subscribers to our Email List

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Membership Benchmarks

696 Members 2017 - 18 Season

654 Members 2016 - 17 Season

675 Members 2015 - 16 Season

674 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

$1760 YTD Raised in the 2017-2018 Season for The Blue Jackets Foundation #CommunityPowerPlay Goal!

$2620 Raised in the 2016-2017

 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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Join us on Oct 15 for our 2nd Annual Bowling Fundraiser for JB Foundation!

Our 2nd Annual Bowling Fundraiser is on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 1 - 4 pm at Columbus Square Bowling Palace.  Come to knock down some pins and talk about pucks! 

Individual bowlers just $25 or sign up your team of 5 for $125. Seeking sponsors as well - sponsor a lane for just $50 or at the event level for $200, or donate goods or gift cards for our fundraising raffle.

Each bowler will receive 3 games of bowling, with shoe rental included. Event is open to all ages.

Prizes will be awarded, including for most donations raised, best bowler, and most splits bowled. 

Not a bowler?  Come watch and join in the fun.  Refreshments will be available for purchase.

We'll also have fundraising raffles and have a room full of CBJ Hockey and Jacket Backers Memorabilia for you to redecorate your fan room with - the Hockey Mart will be open around noon for your shopping enjoyment and be open during the event.  Have items to sell or consign?  Contact Julie (see below) or check back on our website soon for info on how to turn your items into cash for you and donations for us!

The Jacket Backers Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity, are hockey fans with a goal to do good while having fun with our friends, serving our local and greater hockey community.  Our mission is to support hockey-related and community charities, with a special emphasis on the CBJ Foundation and the causes they support.

Sign up below!  For more information or to make a donation, please contact Julie Maurer at foundation@jacketbackers.org or leave a message on our voicemail at 614-547-9461 (614-547-WIN1)  Thank you for your support!

10/15/2017 Bowling


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




The Jacket Backers Discounts Program

The Jacket Backers are always looking to partner with area businesses to provide discounts or special offers to our members.

Click the Rewards tab in the menu at the top of the page or visit www.jacketbackers.org/rewards to see a list of current offers.

If you would like to partner with the Jacket Backers or have a suggestion for a business we should contact to join the Rewards Program, please contact marketing@jacketbackers.org.





Nashville Trip Update - Ticket Only Option Now Available

While we are still focusing on the bus trip, we have heard from many members that they were already targeting a Nashville victory on November 19.  And frankly, who wouldn't want to be there to see that?  Many have already made travel arrangements, others want to be there more than one night.  You spoke, we listened.  We now have a total of 90 tickets in Nashville, including a block of 80 tickets in Club Level Sections 222 and 223 and an additional 10 tickets in the Lower Bowl Section 115 (only 1 Lower Bowl seat remaining).  So that will leave 44 tickets available as "Tickets Only".  Tickets are $60 for members and $85 for non-members (that's right, it would be much cheaper to join for $10).

So however you get to Nashville, you'll be able to celebrate breaking that string of bad luck with friendly fans.

Contact travel@jacketbackers.org today to make arrangements to purchase your tickets or bus package as both options are going fast.  The bus is almost halfway full and a bunch of ticket only options were snapped up at Cannonfest.  And also a reminder to those of you that are doing the math and know that you can probably drive to Nashville and split a room for less money - don't forget to add in the cost of a chauffeur to make it a fair comparison.  And the bus ride is kind of like a 6 hour mini Cannonfest of its own.

For PayPal payment, select desired option from dropdown list and then click on Buy Now to pay; you can then edit your quantity if purchasing more than one seat.

Nashville Road Trip 11/19/2011

Cannonfest 2011 - WOW!

You would think that if you show up for an event an hour and a half early, you would have time to enjoy a few wings before the crowd shows up.  I thought that, and I was plain wrong.  When we arrived at Cannonfest at 12:30 for a 2:00 seat there were already fans staking out prime seats.  That's when I should have realized, this is gonna be big.

The blogosphere is cranking out thank you's all over the place, but it still doesn't do it justice.  Wow what a turnout and what participation. A restaurant full of passionate Blue Jackets Fans turned a neon sign, an autographed jersey, an autographed puck holder, 4 Hockey Hall of Fame tickets and some other assorted goodies into $971 for Hockey Beats Down in a little over 2 hours.  Simply Incredible and Fun!  

The Jacket Backers will be proud to represent ourselves, the Arch City Army, Reclaim our Barn and all of the bloggers (see this post) that made Cannonfest an awesome success as we round off the proceeds and present a check to Hockey Beats Down for an even $1,000.  What a day.  The wings tasted great at about 6:00.

If you haven't seen Skraut's videos that are the talk of the town, check this out:

Now that has to have you you fired up - So what better time than now to renew your membership or join the Jacket Backers for the first time.


Get your Jacket Backers 10th Anniversary Pin

It was June 23, 2001.  The Blue Jackets were participating in their 2nd ever NHL Draft.  Fans had gathered at the Arena Pub as Pascal Leclaire was selected with the 8th overall pick.  As the Jackets were getting ready for their 2nd season, the Jacket Backers were preparing for their first.  From a group of passionate fans who love hockey the official fan club was born.

To commemorate our 10th Anniversary, get your very own Limited Edition Pin for only $5.  All revenue generated from the sale of our pins will be donated to local charities.  Help us support local causes and show your Jacket Backers Pride.  Email treasurer@jacketbackers.org to purchase yours today.


2011 - 2012 Memberships - Sign Up Early to Save and Win!

2011 - 12 Membership CardIt's that time of year again. All Jacket Backers memberships expire on August 31 and there is no time like the present to renew your membership or join the club for the first time.  Our membership rates will remain the same again this year at $15 per individual membership and $25 per joint membership (2 adults).  As an incentive to join early, we are offering our annual off-season discount of $5 if you sign up before the regular season home opener, so that will drop the price to only $10 per person.

Membership has its privileges! We keep our membership fees low so that Jacket Backers membership is a great value.  We do our best to plan fun and varied events.  Last season we were able to provide Game Watching Parties, Road Trips, Skating at Nationwide, Dinner with a CBJ Broadcaster, Behind-The-Scenes Arena Tours and more.  In addition, we look for area merchants that will offer discounts to our members and hope to be adding new merchants this summer.  Your joining early helps us to have an operating budget to make deposits and payments to plan these great events.

Membership helps the Community! We do our best to budget our events and raise additional money to help support various causes throughout the hockey world.  A few of the causes we supported last season were:  The Blue Jackets Foundation, The American Red Cross, Operation Feed, The Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Brewery District Browns Backers to benefit Capital Area Humane Society, The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health (in memory of Luke Richardson's daughter Daron for suicide prevention), The Ryan Salmons Foundation.  Your membership helps us support these fantastic causes.

Members Win Great Prizes!  Need another reason to sign up early - how about a chance to win great prizes!  All members that have paid on or before the Draft Day party on June 24th will be entered in a drawing to win a Team Signed Hockey Stick, a Kristian Huselius Photo and a Antoine Vermette Player Puck (3 separate winners - winners will be announced on Saturday June 25th.).  All members that have taken advantage of our pre-season discount and paid before the start of the regular season will be entered in a drawing to win a Team Signed Mini Helmet - (winner will be announced shortly after the beginning of the regular season).

Click here to go to our online membership form. 

Click here to download a PDF membership form.


Sunny 95 Neighborhood Block Parties Begin June 7

The Jacket Backers have been invited to join the Blue Jackets at their booth at this summer's Sunny 95 Neighborhood Block Parties.  The first summer block party kicks off Tuesday evening, June 7 from 6-8 pm in Westerville at 400 Susan Avenue.  If this is your neighborhood, stop by and say hello!  The block parties will be held on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer.

-Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 – WestervilleSterling Glen/The Hamptons400 Susan Avenue, Westerville, OH 43081  FREE JACKET BACKERS 2011 - 2012 MEMBERSHIP WINNER:  Lynda Harvey

-Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 – DelawareStratford Woods – 302 Hawthorn Blvd, Delaware, OH 43015  FREE JACKET BACKERS 2011 - 2012 MEMBERSHIP WINNER:  Ashlie Hannah

-Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 – ReynoldsburgBriarcliff  - 6802 Tanya Terrace, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068  FREE JACKET BACKERS 2011 - 2012 MEMBERSHIP WINNER:  Donald McKenzie

-Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 – New Albany James River/NACC – 3924 James River Drive, New Albany, OH 43054

-Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 – PowellGrandshire/Lakes of Powell200 Whitaker Avenue South, Powell, OH 43065 

-Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 – DublinBrandon – 7000 Brandonway Drive, Dublin, OH 43017

-Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 – WorthingtonWorthington Hills – 1221 Candlewood Drive, Columbus, OH 43235

-Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 –  HilliardDarby Glen 4300 Swenson St, Hilliard, OH 43206

-Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 – PickeringtonHuntington Hills – 11100 Forest Lane Ave NW, Pickerington, OH 43147


Jacketbackers.org Has a New Home - and a New Style

Welcome, Hockey Fans!  We have just completed moving our Jacket Backers website to a new host, with a new platform and style.  Our new website loads much faster for you, and is also easier for us to work with.  Also, we've moved over all of the content from our old website for your historical viewing pleasure. 

One thing we were unable to migrate from our old platform was your user accounts.  While it is not necessary, you are welcome to register a new user account here.  Registration will make it easier for you to post comments, as well as to subscribe to pages.  Subscribing will deliver all new articles posted to our website directly to your email.  To subscribe to a page, click on your name in the upper right corner once you have a registered an account and are logged in.

In addition to getting all new Jacket Backer News, check back often to check out our Event Calendar (a summary of our activities and other important CBJ and NHL dates).  Also, in the right sidebar, you will find a block with recent headlines from various Blue Jackets Blogs.  Clicking the headlines will take you to the source website for the complete story.  If browsing headlines isn't your thing, we also provide several links to blogs and websites that are important to us (including links to the websites of other NHL Fan Clubs).

Last season was kind of rough on a lot of levels.  But as we watch the playoffs, we are already anticipating the changes coming for the team this summer.  The Jacket Backers are working in the background preparing for our playoff run that will start when training camp opens.  Check back here often, and watch the genesis of our new Photo Galleries and Road Trip Planner (you can check out their beginnings in the menu bar above).

And don't think we are getting ahead of ourselves.  We are planning on enjoying the summer and hope you do as well.  We will have announcements about some upcoming summer events in the very near future.

If you are a Facebook user, you can like our web page or our new Facebook Fan Page to help spread the word.  We welcome your feedback - you can post comments here or email us directly with your comments or suggestions.  As always, your support is greatly appreciated.  GO JACKETS!


Help the Jacket Backers Support Operation Feed 2011

Help the Jacket Backers help the hungry.  While we are watching the playoffs (making plans for our playoff run next season) and enjoying a meal or a snack, others in our community are looking for a hot meal and not even thinking about a TV to watch a game.  Here is your opportunity to help.

The Jacket Backers have set a goal to raise $250 for Operation Feed.  We raised $121 at our Dinner with George Matthews that we are donating to the cause.  Help the Jacket Backers reach their goal - no donation is too small as every dollar helps.

Click here to go directly to our donation form at Operation Feed.

Click here to learn more about the Jacket Backers effort to support Operation Feed.