Jacket Backers Discounts & Offers

 

Next Planning Meeting

JACKET BACKERS SOCIAL MEETING

ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS WELCOME

October 18, 2016 at 6:30pm

LOCATION:

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.

 

 

Membership Update

2016-2017 Membership as of 9/5/2016

221 Members (1 New, 220 Renewals)

1,882 Subscribers to our Email List

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

Search Jacketbackers.org
Content Filter
Twitter Feed
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

$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!


Philadelphia Bus Trip 2014

Like us on Facebook!
Recent Headlines from CBJ-Focused Blogs
Thursday
Aug042016

Event Recap: 1st Annual Jacket Backers Foundation Bowling Fundraiser

On Sunday, July 31, 42 Jacket Backers of all ages and skill levels got together and bowled for a good cause at Columbus Square Bowling Palace.  Friends, family and hockey family showed up in lots of CBJ and JB attire and enjoyed a bit of friendly rivalry against each other while helping us raise funds for our new Foundation.

Meanwhile, other JB members and CBJ fans were busily shopping in our Hockey Memorabilia Mart.  A great time was had by all!  Thank you to Paul Kempf for his memorabilia donations in memory of his brother, Christopher J. Kempf.  Watch for more opportunities to see and bid on these items in auctions at future events. 

Ed Luckett had the Hat Trick of the afternoon with wins in the MOST MONEY RAISED, HIGH SCORE, and HIGHEST NUMBER OF STRIKES categories.  Thanks Ed for all your efforts in bringing us pledged donations and also for being an awesome bowler!  Ed shared his photo with us showing off his winnings.

We were able to raise over $1900 in just a few hours.  Not bad for a first time event - thank you for your support and let's make it bigger next time! 

Special Thanks again to our Event Sponsors, KEMBA Financial Credit Union and Sara Bluejacket Fan, and our Lane Sponsor, R Bar Arena.  Thank you to R Bar and the Three Legged Mare for their kind donation of $25 gift cards towards our prize giveaways.  Thank you to the Lake Erie Monsters for their donation of 4 club seats to a 2016-17 regular season LEM home game.

Thursday
Jul142016

JUST A FEW TICKETS LEFT - Columbus Clippers Game (2nd Summer Outing)

Columbus Clippers vs. Pawtucket Red Sox
Friday, July 22, 2016, 7:15 pm

It may be the off-season for the Columbus Blue Jackets, but why not spend a summer evening with the Jacket Backers at a Columbus Clippers game.  We had such a great turn out and fun time we thought we'd do another one!!!

We have purchased "All You Can Eat Seats" in the Wendy's Hamburger Balcony High-Top Seating area.  Your ticket will include an All You Can Eat Buffet including: Hamburger Sliders, Mini Hot Dogs, Potato Chips, Popcorn, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Bottled Water & Soda.

The Jacket Backers have a limited amount of tickets available.  Tickets will be $30.00 each (adult, child and/or senior).  Your ticket will include admission into the game, all you can eat food (see food options above) and a raffle ticket for a chance to win CBJ signed items provided by the Jacket Backers. 

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity and join other Jacket Backers, please contact Jessica Jones at activities@jacketbackers.org.  In your email, please note the number of tickets you would like to purchase and any additional questions you may have.

See you at the ballpark. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks.......

Friday
Jun172016

Join us at our 1st Annual Jacket Backers Foundation Bowling Fundraiser!

Calling all Jacket Backers to help us raise funds for our charitable giving!  The Jacket Backers Foundation* is a 501 (c) (3) organization, the charitable arm of the Jacket Backers Booster Club.  We are pleased to announce our 1st Annual Bowling Fundraiser and we'd love to have your support - there are many ways you can help and participate!

We'll be bowling at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace on Sunday, July 31st from 1 - 4 pm.  ALL AGES are welcome to join in the fun!  Sign up either in teams of 5 at $125 or sign up as individuals for $25 and we'll happily match you up with a team.  Event includes 3 games and shoe rental if required.  (Participation fee includes donations of $57.50 per team or $11.50 per person above lane and shoe costs.)  Lane sponsorships are available for just $50, or event sponsorships are available, starting at only $200.

If you wish, collect pledges above and beyond your registration fee.  All participants raising $100 and above in pledged donations will receive a specially signed Jacket Backers puck, and will be entered to win a team-signed item yet to be determined.  Suggested ways to raise funds include a flat fee per person sponsoring you ($2 - $10?) or so much per estimated pin bowled (5 to 25 cents per pin?) or so much per strike ($1 - 10?) or, we'd just happily accept your additional contribution of your choice.  Creative reasons to pledge encouraged!  Pledged donations must be paid on or before date of event to qualify for pledge prizes.

Prizes will be awarded for 

  • BEST TEAM NAME (either pre-arranged or on-the-fly), as voted by attendees
  • BEST TEAM OUTFIT
  • MOST MONEY RAISED 
  • HIGH SCORE
  • LOW SCORE
  • HIGHEST NUMBER OF SPLITS
  • HIGHEST NUMBER OF STRIKES

Not a bowler?  We're also having a Hockey Memorabilia Mart where you can buy, donate, or consign items for sale, as we've done as a separate event in the past; a 50/50 raffle, and a goods and services raffle.  (SEEKING your donations and consignments!  See below for more details)  Or just come and watch all the fun.

Refreshments are not included but will be available for purchase.

To sign up as a bowler or team, please use the Paypal buttons below, and include your team name, names of bowler(s) and team captain in comments after you make your payment.  Or you can send us a check made payable to the Jacket Backers Foundation to:  Jacket Backers Foundation, P.O. Box 82589, Columbus, OH 43202 - please email us to let us know payment is on the way and how many spots to hold for you.

If interested in sponsoring the event, to volunteer, or for more information, please contact Julie Maurer at foundation@jacketbackers.org

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  Help us continue to make a difference in our community!

**SIDE NOTE - asking ASAP for donations of ANY hockey bobbleheads or figures, no matter which player/team, or how large or small, in any condition - if you've got some you're not attached to and can part with RIGHT NOW, or some you just downright dislike and can't wait to get rid of, please contact Julie at foundation@jacketbackers.org

MORE INFO ON HOCKEY MEMORABILIA MART, etc...

Doors will open at 11am for set-up and drop-off. In case you don't remember our prior Hockey Marts, here's the scoop. Whether you're interested in Buying, Selling or Donating... Do you have a bunch of hockey "stuff" you're looking to part with? Is there something you've always wanted that someone else might have? Are you downsizing your "hockey cave" or ready to make room for new hockey collection items of your own? Just want to give us some of your old "stuff" as a fundraiser? Never fear - Hockey Memorabilia Mart is here! 

To SELL items:  you can either 1 - name your price and consign an item(s) and 25% will go to the JB Foundation or 2 - purchase an area of approximately 4' for $25 to better feature your own items! Table space is limited - to reserve your spot and/or make prior arrangements to consign or donate items, please contact Julie at foundation@jacketbackers.org!

To DONATE items: you can either make arrangements to drop them off ahead of time or arrive early on the day of the sale to hand them over!  (If clothing, clean, gently-used items please.)

To BUY items: you can either show up and buy items outright or participate in our silent auction where select items will be featured!
There's no cost to attend.

Jacket Backers merchandise will also be available for purchase.

Jerseys/Photos/Pucks/Cards/Giveaways... there's no telling what new-to-you treasures you might find!

*What is the Jacket Backers Foundation, you ask?...More about JB Foundation and why you should contribute and participate - yes, we're volunteers and our mission is to support hockey-related and community charities with a special emphasis on the CBJ Foundation and the causes they support, just like the JB always have. It gives us the ability to accept your donations of memorabilia and goods/services (and you can claim it on your taxes) and hopefully increase the amount of good works we can do, while we are all getting together being social and having fun talking about hockey! It is our goal that 100% of all direct donations to the JB Foundation be disbursed to the charities we support; for events our goal is to keep operational costs to a minimum so that we can donate as much as we can.  For more info, please contact Julie at foundation@jacketbackers.org

07/31/2016 Bowling

Sunday
Jun052016

The Lake Erie Monsters are in the Calder Cup Finals

 

The Lake Erie Monsters are the AHL Western Conference Champions! Join the Jacket Backers in Cleveland for the Calder Cup Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. 

Group tickets will be offered for both Games 3 & 4 (and Game 5, if determined necessary by the end of Game 3).

Game 3 - Monday June 6th, 7pm

The first 10,000 fans at Game 3 will receive an exclusive Monsters Calder Cup Finals T-shirt presented by University Hospitals Parma Medical Center and an exclusive Playoff Rally Towel.

Game 4 - Saturday June 11th, 7 pm

The first 10,000 fans at Game 4 will receive an exclusive Monsters Calder Cup Finals T-shirt and an exclusive Playoff Rally Towel.

Game 5 - Sunday June 12th, 6pm - If the series goes to game 5, due to timing, we will be unable to get group ticktets.

Group tickets for Game 4 will be in the UPPER bowl and are just $18. Availability is limited and tickets will be fulfilled on a first paid basis.

Orders for the Saturday June 11th game must be in by noon, Wednesday June 8th to allow for time to get the tickets tranfered to members.

 

Tuesday
May312016

Columbus Clippers Game (Summer Outing) - Just a Few Tickets Left

 

Columbus Clippers vs. Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRaiders 
Sunday, June 12, 2016, 1:05 pm

It may be the off-season for the Columbus Blue Jackets, but why not spend a summer afternoon with the Jacket Backers at a Columbus Clippers game.

We have purchased "All You Can Eat Seats" in the Wendy's Hamburger Balcony High-Top Seating area.  Your ticket will include an All You Can Eat Buffet including: Hamburger Sliders, Mini Hot Dogs, Potato Chips, Popcorn, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Bottled Water & Soda.

The Jacket Backers have a limited amount of tickets available.  Tickets will be $30.00 each (adult, child and/or senior).  Your ticket will include admission into the game, all you can eat food (see food options above) and a raffle ticket for a chance to win CBJ signed items provided by the Jacket Backers. 

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity and join other Jacket Backers, please contact Jessica Jones at activities@jacketbackers.org.  In your email, please note the number of tickets you would like to purchase and any additional questions you may have.

See you at the ballpark. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks.......

Tuesday
May102016

Round 2, Game 5 - This Saturday, May14th!

The Jacket Backers are going back to Cleveland to watch the Lake Erie Monsters continue their run for the Calder Cup against the Grand Rapids Griffins. 

Group tickets will be offered for Game 5 which will be this Saturday, May 14th at 7pm at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Lower Bowl group seats with the Jacket Backers are just $20. Availability is limited and tickets will be fulfilled on a first paid basis.

Purchase and reserve your $20 tickets below. Orders must be in by 9:00 am Thurday morning (May 12th)

Wednesday
Apr272016

Are You Ready for More Monsters Playoff Hockey?

Join the Jacket Backers as the Lake Erie Monsters continue their run for the Calder Cup against the Grand Rapids Griffins.  This is the first time the Monsters have made it to the second round.

Group tickets will be offered for Game 2 which will be Saturday, May 7th at NOON at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Lower Bowl group seats with the Jacket Backers are just $20.  Availability is limited and tickets will be fulfilled on a first paid basis.

As an added bonus - the first 10,000 fans at the game will receive an exclusive Monsters rally towel courtesy of Hub 55 & Sterle’s Country Kitchen.

Purchase and reserve your $20 tickets below. Orders must be in by 9:00 pm Sunday May 1st.

This is a best-of-seven series. Should a Game 5 be needed, the Monsters will be back at home the following Saturday, May 14th at 7:00 pm. We will offer tickets to this game as well.

Friday
Apr152016

Join us in Cleveland for Lake Erie Monsters Playoff Hockey!

Join the Jacket Backers in supporting the Lake Erie Monsters as they battle the Rockford IceHogs in the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs.

Game time is Saturday, April 23rd, 7:00 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

This is game 3 of the 5 game series against the IceHogs and is the Monsters 1st Home Playoff Game of the season.

Lower Bowl group seats with the Jacket Backers are just $20.  Availability is limited and tickets will be fulfilled on a first paid basis.

As an added bonus - the first 10,000 fans at the game will receive an exclusive Monsters playoff t-shirt courtesy of Constellation as well as a Monsters rally towel presented by Huntington Bank.

Purchase and reserve your $20 tickets below.

Saturday
Feb272016

CAROLINA HURRICANES on Saturday, April 2, 2016 7pm - Overnight

Tail Gaiting is still permitted at this arena so plan on a party to celebrate the second to last weekend of the regular season.

Prices for this trip are:

Single Occupancy - $325

Double Occupancy - $260

Triple Occupancy - $240

Quadruple Occupancy - $230

Ticket Only - $75

Deposit - $150

Contact travel@jacketbackers.org with any questions or requests 

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

Trip Options
Enter Names of Roommates:

Saturday
Feb272016

NASHVILLE PREDATORS on Saturday, March 26, 2016 7pm – Cancelled

Due to lack of interest and other confounding factors, the bus trip has been cancelled.

Contact travel@jacketbackers.org with any questions or requests