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Next Planning Meeting



Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 6:30pm

LOCATION: Tim Hortons, 2754 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

RSVP preferred to Julie at president@jacketbackers.org 

so we can save you a seat!



February 18, 2016


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2015-16 Membership as of 02/7/2016

606 (142 New and 464 Renewals)

1,878 Subscribers to our Email List

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718 Members 2014 - 15 Season

758 Members 2013 - 14 Season

539 Members 2012 - 13 Season

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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.

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Community Power Play

$885 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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Memorabilia Mart presented by Jacket Backers & RBar

Mark your calendar for Sunday, August 30th, 1-5pm. Doors will open at 11am for set-up and drop-off.  In case you don't remember our first Hockey Mart from a couple of years ago, 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!  This event is a fundraiser for our club and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to local charities.  This event is family-friendly & ok to bring your kids to!

To SELL items:  you can either 1 - name your price and consign an item(s) and 25% will go to the club 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 president@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.  R Bar is located at 
413 N Front Street, 43215 in the Arena District!  Plus you can take advantage of RBar's Sunday specials while you're there: 1 topping pizza and a pitcher of beer for only $14, and $3 Sailor Jerry drinks.

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


NHL Booster Club Convention in Nashville


Eight Jacket Backers members attended the NHL Booster Club Convention in Nashville.  Next year is in Long Island.     


Columbus Clippers Game (Summer Outing) - SOLD OUT

Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo Mud Hens
Friday, August 28, 2015, 7:15 pm

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.

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.

In addition, it is Friday Happy Hour at the ballpark on the Right Field Plaza.  Take advantage of these drink and food specials from 5:30-7pm: 12oz Domestic - $2.25, 12oz. Premium $3.25 and City Barbeque Pulled Pork Sandwiches 2 for $5.00.

The Jacket Backers have a limited amount of tickets available.  Tickets will be $25.00 each (adult, child and/or senior).

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity and join other Jacket Backers, 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.

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


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, merchandise, 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 3 pm - midnight and you would be helping in shifts, minimum of 4 hours, but feel free to stay as long as you would like.  We have the following volunteer time slots available: 3:00pm - 7:00pm, 4:00pm - 8:00pm, 5:00pm - 9:00pm, 7:00pm - 11:00pm.  We are also looking for volunteers to assist in the clean-up after the event.

Everyone who volunteers/works for a minimum of one time shift will receive a $20.00 gift card to the Three-Legged Mare; the more you help, the more you receive.  Some volunteers may also receive a free t-shirt and wristband to enjoy the sponsors' hospitality tent (which includes foods & drink); if our staffing levels permit!  If you can't help for a full 4 hours but would still like to lend a hand, we can certainly use your help!

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!


Jacket Backers Annual Elections and Get-Together - 06/17/15

Join us at King Avenue 5, Wednesday. June 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Everyone in attendance will be entered to win a Team Signed CBJ Jersey, as well as other CBJ signed items!!

King Avenue 5 is at 945 King Ave., Columbus, OH 43212. We'll be in the "big private room".  All officer positions are up for election at this time; click here for a list of offices and their descriptions. We'd love to have your help and are in search of fresh faces and new ideas! Please consider running for a position or tell us who you think would do a great job at a particular spot; or stop by and offer your ideas on how you can help us improve our club in other ways. Nominations can be sent to mailto: nominations@jacketbackers.org and click here to learn about our election procedures. We'll try to get through the business stuff quickly so we can socialize and talk hockey and catch up with each other! RSVP appreciated to mailto:president@jacketbackers.org but not required, so we can let King Avenue 5 know how to staff accordingly. Friends are welcome to attend. Thanks for your help and see you there!

King Avenue 5 offers Happy Hour drink specials until 7pm and the Jacket Backers will have a few appetizers to share with everyone in attendance.


Memorial Baptist Church & CBJ Jacket Backers Annual Summer Blood Drive

Memorial Baptist Church & CBJ Jacket Backers Annual Summer Blood Drive

Saturday, June 13th  8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Memorial Baptist Church  
2435 Eakin Rd, Columbus, OH  43204  

To save a life!
Each pint of blood donated can help    
3 families across central Ohio.
Give the gift of life this summer

To register, 1-800 RED CROSS

Walk-in’s accepted as schedule permits (registered donors receive priority)


Jacket Backers Help Bring Home Victory From STL! 


Jacket Backers Road Trip, March 28, 2015 - St. Louis

Join the Jacket Backers invasion of the Scottrade Center to cheer




Package will include:

  • Game Ticket - Seating with 60 hard core CBJ fans
  • Deluxe Motor Coach travel to and from St. Louis 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 sign up today! Pricing options per member*:
Single Occupancy - $330
Double Occupancy - $255
Triple Occupancy - $240
Quadruple Occupancy - $230
We also have a limited number of tickets only (no bus, no hotel) for $80 each.

Bus leaves EARLY Saturday morning and returns to Columbus Sunday late afternoon.

Contact travel@jacketbackers.org with any questions or requests 

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

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Game Watching Party - Tavern At The Creek  

Jacket Backers Game Watching (CBJ vs. Detroit Red Wings)

When: Thursday, March 12, 2015

Where: Tavern at the Creek - 2475 Africa Rd., Galena, OH 43021

Time: 7:00pm - Pre-Game / 7:30pm - Drop of the Puck

Add'l Info: Giveaways and Raffles throughout the evening.


Jacket Backers teams, Corn Hole Tournament at Nationwide Arena

Three teams participated in the Corn Hole Tournament at Nationwide Arena, representing the Jacket Backers on February 28, 2015