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ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS WELCOME

July 16, 2015 at 6:30pm

LOCATION:
Cosi
7166 N High St,
Worthington, OH 43085

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

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Membership Update

2014-15 Membership as of 6/8/2015

587 (135 New and 452 Renewals)

1,446 Subscribers to our Email List

Membership Benchmarks

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.

Community Power Play

$1947 Raised 2014-2015 Season for The Blue Jackets Foundation #CommunityPowerPlay Goal!

THIS SEASON the Jacket Backers again teamed 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 increased 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
Dec032009

Jacket Backers To Invade St. Louis via Bus

Join us on our annual journey to the "Show Me" state, where the Jackets will be happy to show the Blues what hockey is all about!

Game is Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 7:00 PM at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri

RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!!!  LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE!

The total cost for our journey this year is just $215 - considerably less than last year!

We are taking deposits of $110 IMMEDIATELY to save your seat.  Pay the remaining $105 by January 7th.  Paypal or check accepted.

Trip package includes ticket in group area with the Jacket Backers, deluxe motor coach transportation to and from St. Louis hotel, 1 night stay double occupancy hotel room within walking distance to arena and downtown attractions, and a pre-game reception at Scottrade Center which includes beer and house wine or soft drinks, and appetizers.  And more!  Motor coach is handicap accessible, and accessible rooms are available upon request.  Individual travelers may request to be paired with another traveler to share a room if desired.

Trip will depart from the west side of Columbus early Saturday morning, and return sometime yet to be determined on Sunday.  A more detailed itinerary will be provided to travelers as further details become available.

Contact Anne and Jeff Little to reserve your seats and make payment arrangements, travel@jacketbackers.org

And remember - what happens in St. Louis, STAYS in St. Louis!

 

Wednesday
Dec022009

The Jacket Backers are proud to promote the - #3 Ryan Salmons Day of Giving

 

On behalf of Team Salmons, the Jacket Backers are proud to promote the
 
#3 RYAN SALMONS DAY OF GIVING
 
Saturday December 19th
8:30am – 2:30 pm
Memorial Baptist Church
2435 Eakin Rd, Columbus, OH 43204
 
Activity #1: “REFUSE TO LOSE” Blood Drive
Register to donate (by 10/19) by visiting www.teamsalmons.com
If you last donated on or before October 24, 2009, you may be eligible to donate again at this event.
 
Activity #2: CBJ PRIZE PACKAGE RAFFLE*
(4) Tickets - Columbus vs. Chicago on Sat. 1/16 @ 7 pm
(4) Dinner Buffets - Time Warner HD Lounge
(4) Signed CBJ “Hats For Heroes” Hats & Pennants
A Visit from Mascot “Stinger” During the Game
 
Raffle Tickets (tax deductible): $5 each or 3 for $10
 
Note: Raffle tickets will only be sold at this event. 
Blood donation is not a requirement to purchase tickets and the winner need not be present to win.
Also available: #3 Salmons T-shirts $20/each* (while supplies last)
 
*All Proceeds Benefit the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation
 
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Please come out and help support
the American Red Cross and the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation
 
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For more information, or to register manually, contact chris_p_tucker@ham.honda.com

 

Wednesday
Dec022009

December Volunteer Opportunities

UPDATED 12/9/2009

The Jacket Backers are looking for volunteers to assist the Jacket Backers with the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation's Jackets for Jackets campaign at various games in the month of December. Click here for information on the campaign:
http://www.bluejacketsfoundation.org/What-We-Do/Childrens-Health-and-Safety/Jackets-for-Jackets.aspx
 
Volunteers need to arrive at the Arena by 5:30pm and will be done by the end of the first period.  They may stay and watch the rest of the game in a designated standing room only area.  Parking will also be reimbursed.

The dates we are looking for volunteers are:

Dec 3 (need 2 volunteers)
Dec 5 (need 4 volunteers)
Dec 9 (need 8  2
volunteers)
Dec 12 (need 8 
0 volunteers)
Dec 14 (need 4 
0 volunteers)
Dec 17 (need 8 
0 volunteers)

If Interested, please contact Kelly at community_service@jacketbackers.org.

Thank you for your continued support!

Monday
Nov162009

Game Watching Party at Buffalo Wild Wings in German Village

Join us at our next Game Watching Party as the Blue Jackets take on the Dallas Stars this

Thursday, November 19, 2009.  Puck drops at 8:30 pm

We'll be at Buffalo Wild Wings - German Village

515 S. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

When you arrive, mention you are with the Jacket Backers party.

BWW offers tasty wings and a fun sports bar atmosphere.

Join us and enjoy the free door prizes and chances to win other fabulous raffle prizes.

 

Tuesday
Oct272009

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities - Do Something Good - Get Something Free! - FILLED - Thank You!

All of these volunteer opportunities have been filled thanks to YOU, Jacket Backers!  Thank you for all of those that volunteered to help.  Stay tuned for additional opportunities to make a difference and have some fun while helping others.***

We're looking for some Jacket Backers, friends or family to help us with upcoming volunteer opportunities.  The Blue Jackets Foundation has asked for our assistance in providing volunteers for the following causes:

50/50 Raffle Volunteer on behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project - seeking 15 volunteers 18 years of age or older - FILLED

When:  Wednesday, November 11, 2009 (Veterans Day) - CBJ vs. Red Wings

What:  Sell 50/50 tickets at various locations - collecting from when doors open until the game starts, and then again during the 1st intermission.  Reconciliation and turning in of money at beginning of 2nd period.

Volunteer Time:  Must be onsite by 4:30 pm to meet with those in charge for instructions.

Please contact Joel Siegman at jsiegman@BlueJackets.com as soon as possible to volunteer for our Wounded Warriors.

 

50/50 Raffle Volunteer at Hockey Fest - on behalf of the Blue Jackets Foundation - Only 20 Spots available, with Free Admission to Hockey Fest, Must be 18 years of age or older - FILLED

When:  HOCKEY FEST - Sunday, November 15, 2009, Noon - 6:00 pm

What:  Sell 50/50 raffle tickets at various locations throughout the event.

Volunteer Time:  11:15 am - 3:00 pm  Note:  Sellers may be done earlier and counters may be done a little later.

Join us in doing some good during Hockey Fest and then enjoy the remainder of the event for free.

Please contact Kelly Patterson at community_service@jacketbackers.org by Wednesday, November 4th to volunteer.

 

Dispatch Hockey Fest Insert Distribution - seeking 6 volunteers - FILLED

When:  Saturday, November 7, 2009 - prior to CBJ vs. Hurricanes

What:  Placing the Dispatch Hockey Fest Insert on seats throughout Nationwide Arena on behalf of the Blue Jackets Foundation

Volunteer Time:  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Note:  May be done earlier.

Volunteers receive ticket to Blue Jackets upcoming home game.  Children over the age of 12 are welcome to assist with this volunteer opportunity.

Please contact Kelly Patterson at community_service@jacketbackers.org by Wednesday, November 4th to volunteer.

Thursday
Oct222009

Invade Nashville to Defeat the Dark Side

Road Trip to Nashville - November 21

(Tickets Only)

The Jacket Backers have a block of seats reserved in Nashville as the Blue Jackets invade the Sommet Center for the first time this season.  Tickets are $65 for members ($85 for non-members) and are located in Club Section 224 (click for seating chart) - The Blue Jackets attack twice end.  OSU plays at Michigan earlier in the day - game time in Nashville is 7:00pm Central Time.

Contact travel@jacketbackers by November 5th to purchase your tickets.

Need a place to stay while in Nashville?

The Jacket Backers have reserved a block of discounted rooms at the Holiday Inn Express - Downtown Nashville.  Located on Broadway just 3 tenths of a mile from the Sommet Center.  Our discounted rate is $109 (plus taxes) per night.  To reserve your room, call their group reservation line at 877 443-7829 and tell them you are traveling with the Jacket Backers to get your discount. 

Reservations must be made by 10/31/09 to guarantee the discounted rate.

Friday
Oct162009

Game Watching Party at the Bier Stube North

Announcing our next Game Watching Party - 
Join us for our first time at
The Bier Stube North to watch
the Jackets Trounce the Edmonton Oilers!

Thursday, 10/22 @ 9:30 pm

Bier Stube North photo

 

The Jacket Backers want to share their enthusiasm for Jackets hockey with fans all over Central Ohio.  Join us in the Worthington - Linworth area at this laid-back neighborhood classic, the Bier Stube North, to enjoy big-screen hockey with a casual atmosphere.

The Bier Stube North is located at 2382 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43235, (614) 932-0214 next door to Valvoline.  If the parking lot in front of the pub is full, per the owner it is ok to park in the parking lots of any of the businesses next door or nearby.

The Bier Stube will be projecting the game on the big screen, hopefully in HD if possible - and game sound throughout the game.  The Jacket Backers will be providing door prizes and raffles throughout the game, including a chance to win a team-signed practice jersey from last year's playoff-bound team, which will be given away the evening of the event.  The puck drops at 9:30 but we'll be getting there early to enjoy delicious appetizers, wings, subs/sandwiches, salads, calzones and/or pizzas for our late dinner or game-time snack, from the Bier Stube Pizza & Grill next door.

We will also be accepting contributions towards our Virtual Food Drive for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.  See you there!

Friday
Oct092009

Travel Plans are in the Works! - Preliminary Trip Dates

Many of you have been eagerly awaiting details on our road trip plans for this season.  As of right now, the current trips that are in the planning stages are:

Saturday, November 21 at Nashville - Tickets Only, Potential Hotel Discount

Saturday, December 26 at Detroit - Tickets Only, Potential Hotel Discount

Saturday, January 30 at St. Louis - Bus Trip including Ticket, Pregame Reception, Transportation to/from St. Louis, and Hotel, Potential Extras

Saturday, March 20 at Nashville - Tickets Only, Potential Hotel Discount

We are also considering a return trip to Cleveland to see the Lake Erie Monsters be crushed by the Syracuse Crunch.  Other trips may still yet be considered, depending on interest and ticket availability.

All of these trips are early in the planning stages and are subject to change.  We will be working quickly to determine prices and details, and will be accepting deposits soon so you can be sure to reserve your spot.  If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment here, or contact travel@jacketbackers.org.

Tuesday
Oct062009

Game Watching Party at the Rbar

Come Cheer on the Jackets as they spoil the home opener of the Phoenix Coyotes.

Saturday @ 9:00 pm

Join the Jacket Backers at their first Game Watching Party of the New Season!

The RBar will be providing the big screen and great drink specials. The Jacket Backers will be providing door prizes and raffles throughout the game.  The puck drops at 9:00 but get there early to save your seat.  We will also be accepting contributions towards our Virtual Food Drive for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.  See you there!

Friday
Oct022009

October Message from Membership Chair David Yatsco

 
Welcome Jacket Backers,
 
Tomorrow, the Jackets' quest for the Cup will begin.  If you were able to watch any of the practices or attend any of the preseason games, you witnessed the most talented Jackets team to hit the ice.
 
It looks like we finally found a center for the Nash / Huselius line.  Derick Brassard stepped up nicely to center our number one line.  The three clicked on all cylinders.  Speed, dead on passes and solid scoring opportunities highlighted this trio throughout the pre-season. 
 
Defensively, not only do we push back, we FIGHT back even harder.  It is good to see our team defend each other when they are on the ice.
 
Highlights from the preseason:  We finished 4-3-1, scoring 28 goals while giving up 24.  Our goals were spread throughout the entire team and not scored by the same players.  John Moore scored a point in every game he played.  Our power play looks improved with Derick Brassard playing the point.  He keeps the puck moving and has a good vision of where everyone is located.  He is able to thread the puck to the opposing net and creates plenty of scoring opportunities.  One guy to watch for is Jakub Voracek.  Last year he quietly became the third leading scorer among all rookies.  This off-season he went to California and added about 10 to 15 more pounds to his body and it really shows.  He is a beast on the ice.  He protects the puck better on the offensive charge.  He recovers quicker after taking a hard hit and he can deliver the big hit when needed.  His speed does not appear affected by the added weight and best of all, he is not afraid to stand in front of the opposing goaltender when we are on the attack.  I feel that Jakub is going to have a breakout year.
 
Before the season has even officially started, we have had a tremendous response of people joining our club.  We are around 350 members strong and still growing.  Let’s blow the roof off of Nationwide Arena on October 3rd and support our team!
 
Here’s to playing hockey in June
 
Dave Yatsco and the Jacket Backers