The Jacket Backers would like to extend a very heartfelt Thank You to The Blue Jackets for offering the Jacket Backers members the use of the Party Tower for the final preseason game against the Minnesota Wild. It offered some of our members the rare opportunity to sit together and socialize during a home game that we don't often experience due to our season tickets and single game tickets being spread throughout the arena. We had such demand for the experience that we ran a free lottery for the chance to share in this opportunity.
Many members gave their personal season tickets to friends and family who haven't often experienced a Jackets game in person so they could sit together with us in the tower. We got to have a great evening in the Party Tower while immersing a few "rookies" in our regular seats.
We asked our members to make a suggested donation in exchange for the opportunity to sit together, and donated $400 to the CBJ Foundation during the evening.
What a wonderful time was had by all! We especially enjoyed surprise visits by Stinger, Bill Davidge and Mike Todd. We ran the evening somewhat like one of our normal game watching parties and gave members the chance to win varied CBJ and Jacket Backers prizes, including items we've purchased from the FSN Ohio Blue Line.
Thanks again to The Blue Jackets for your consideration in affording us the opportunity to share this experience with our membership.