ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS WELCOME
Location TBD - Jacket Backers HOLIDAY GATHERING with Optional CBJ/Hockey-Related White Elephant Gift Exchange - Bring a gift - receive a gift!
Wed., Dec. 18, 2013 - 6:30 pm - ?
RSVP preferred so we know how much room to save to Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org!
2013-14 Membership as of 11/20/13
540 (110 New and 430 Renewals)
1,334 Subscribers to our Email List
539 Members 2012 - 13 Season
549 Members 2011 - 12 Season
335 Members 2010 - 11 Season
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.
$584 Raised to date for The Blue Jackets Foundation!
The Blue Jackets' 19 Power Play Goals mean $410 donated by the Jacket Backers plus an additional $174 of generous donations collected for the CBJ Foundation.
TRAVEL INFORMATION QUICK LINKS
All Members Welcome and Encouraged to Attend!
The focus of this meeting will be discussing the upcoming election and officer transition.
Goals for the meeting:
Document the roles and responsibilities of each office and chairperson.
Decide whether we have the proper offices/committee chairs to serve our members.
Confirm the nomination process for the elections.
Confirm that we have the proper transition to the newly elected officers.
This meeting will be held Tuesday, May 26th at 6:30 pm at Bob Evans - 3140 Olentangy River Road - Columbus, OH 43202. Please signup below or RSVP to email@example.com so that we can reserve your seat.
All members are encouraged to attend and welcome at all officer meetings. In addition, we would like your consideration to run for an office, for chairperson or to help on a committee. The larger the membership participation, the broader range of interests the club can serve.
Officer Elections will be held June 27th. Officer and Committee Chairs' terms run for approximately one year, shortly beyond elections the following year.
Help the Jacket Backers
Help Homeless Pets
Two of our officers, Adrienne Gossman - Vice President and Craig Nelson - Member at Large, will be running in the 9th Annual Rescue Run to raise money for Homeless Pets through PetPromise.
PetPromise is dedicated to helping to create a world
where there are no more homeless pets through education, rescue, sterilization, and adoption.
The Jacket Backers have donated $75 each to Adrienne and Craig's efforts. If you would like to make a contribution, contact Adrienne at firstname.lastname@example.org or Craig at email@example.com.
While making some changes to the location of our website we have encountered a few difficulties.
The website is being re-created. Take a stroll through last season as we re-post the content from last year.
We will be posting updates about summer activities as they are planned as well as posting our prior content.
Everything should be back to normal in a week or so. Thank you for your patience.
UPDATE: The Structure of the website is complete. Any feedback in the comments or to firstname.lastname@example.org would be greatly appreciated.
Please note that our domain address is back to simply 'jacketbackers.org' not 'thejacketbackers.com/test1'. Consequently, some old links to our site and RSS feeds are obsolete.
If you use the RSS feed, please update your feed address to http://www.jacketbackers.org/rss.xml - That is our main RSS feed; there are other feeds for subsets of the website.
Teams from the Columbus Adult Hockey League (CAHL), in cooperation with Chiller Ice Rinks, are pleased to announce the first "Hockey Beats down Breast Cancer" game benefitting the Young Survival Coalition. The game is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2009 from 8:00 - 10:00 pm at the Dispatch Ice Haus.
The CAHL has invited JB members to join in and help in their quest to Beat Down Breast Cancer. The event is open to the public at a suggested (voluntary) $5 donation; you're also welcome to attend the pregame meet and greet at the Garage Bar (147 Vine St.) and post-game gathering at the R Bar (413 N. Front St.)
The original concept was to play one regulation CAHL game wearing pink hockey jerseys sponsored by friends, family and colleagues who had a loved one stricken by breast cancer.
The event has grown since then. The game has gained support and generated interest from all around the hockey community, including the CBJ. There are 46 roster spots available for the benefit game and approximately 10 players on the waiting list to play. The players' jerseys can be sponsored for a minimum donation of $100. The Jacket Backers have sponsored one of the player jerseys. There are still five player jerseys available for sponsorship - if you are interested, please email Suzanne at email@example.com right away with best phone number to contact you - deadline is Thursday evening 5/7 as jerseys go to press on Friday, 5/8.
Sponsors may choose someone that has been affected by breast cancer whose name will appear on the jersey. The jersey will be given to the sponsor after the game and the sponsor will also have a chance to meet the player and have a photo taken. Corporate sponsors are still being sought for the event, as are items for a silent auction to be held during the event. Various other items will be available for purchase during the event to help support the cause, including t-shirts and wristbands.
"What started out as idle banter between teammates after the purchase of a very colorful pair of hockey gloves has gained serious momentum and the support of three hockey teams and some central Ohio celebrities and athletes," said Thom Wright, assistant captain, D Jets hockey.
"We are honored to be working with Thom and the Chiller Ice Rinks on this inaugural event," said Anna Cluxton, vice president, board of directors for the Young Survival Coalition. "Being a hockey fan myself, I am thrilled to see the sport I love being used to raise funds for young women and breast cancer."
For more information on the event, contact Thom Wright, 614-805-4949, firstname.lastname@example.org or PR contact Andrea White, 614-885-7921, email@example.com
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier international organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women and breast cancer. YSC works with survivors, caregivers and the medical, research, advocacy and legislative communities to increase the quality and quantity of life for women diagnosed with breast cancer ages 40 and under. The Central Ohio Chapter was initially formed in 2002 by two young survivors who met at the Annual Conference, and officially affiliated with the YSC in 2005.
Check out yscpuckbunnies.com for more on fundraising efforts by two of the local Central Ohio YSC members.
Don't miss out on your chance to help the Jacket Backers celebrate history by proudly wearing your very own Jacket Backers Playoffs 09 T-Shirt! You can get your t-shirt tomorrow before or after the game - please email your order request to firstname.lastname@example.org today to reserve your size. We will be either at R-Bar or the Garage Bar to deliver your shirts - please advise at which location you'd like to pick up your shirt. T-Shirts are $15 each if purchasing in person, or $20 each to have order mailed to you and cover mailing costs. You can pay via cash or check in person, or we'll send a PayPal invoice to you upon your request. Don't delay - get your t-shirt today! What a great gift for your favorite Jackets fan.
Shirts are 100% cotton preshrunk and come in adult sizes S - XXL with navy blue ringer style. Sizes 3XL and 4XL are available in all white via special order.
After last night's loss, the series is tilted badly against the Jackets. There's no arguing that.
It isn't over!
After such an incredible season, even after the pain we've felt recently, the team deserves to have its fans there Thursday Night, cheering them on, no matter what happens. Don't let it end without a fight! Don't let this season end with a whimper!
Stand up! Cheer! Get loud, and be counted!
Even if this first trip to the playoffs is likely to end soon, there's going to be a next year, and the Jackets are going to be right back in the hunt again!
Don't sell your tickets. Don't stay home and set your DVR. Don't sigh and just let this slip away.
Get down to the arena district, and show the team that we support them, no matter what!
LET'S! GO! JACKETS!
A LIMITED NUMBER OF VOLUNTEER POSITIONS STILL AVAILABLE! CONTACT KENI MORGAN at email@example.com if interested as soon as possible. Volunteers would help with things like taking tickets, autograph line, and the interactive games. All volunteers will be rewarded with lunch from bd's Mongolian BBQ, free admission to the event, as well as a private meet and greet with ex-Jackets Geoff Sanderson and Kevyn Adams. Plus, you will also have a great day loaded with hockey memorabilia and game worn jerseys! Mr. Roehm has also added a bonus of a raffle for two tickets to a Jackets home playoff game!
Anyone who may be interested in the opportunity to volunteer for this event must contact Keni immediately as the spaces are about to be filled. See below for more information on this first-ever event! Also, FYI - playoff merchandise will be available at the event for those interested.
Welcome Jacket Backers,
WE MADE IT!!! After 9 years and 8 seasons, the Blue Jackets have made it into the playoffs. There is no time to revel in our accomplishments this season as the second season begins this Thursday. A couple weeks ago, I made plans to travel to Seattle and attend the first playoff game in either Calgary or Vancouver. Unfortunately, we finished in seventh place and have to play Detroit in the first round. Good thing I don't travel to Vegas very often. I am still going to carry the flag to the west coast and root our boys to victory. I did see there would be a huge group going to Detroit. Here's hoping for a repeat performance like the last time we played there.
It has been said if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best. Detroit doesn't get any better. They are the reigning Stanley Cup Champions. One thing I do know is, in a short series, you are only as good as your goaltender. I think we have Detroit beat in that area. The Detroit defense can be stifling at times but we have held our own against them this year and split the season series 3-3.
The Army of the Ohio is strong and is continuing to grow. Coach Hitchcock repeatedly makes comments about how our fans affect the play of the team. Stand Proud and Be LOUD. The journey is about to begin and you can make a difference.
Here's to playing hockey in June
Dave Yatsco and the Jacket Backers