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Next Planning Meeting



October 19, 2016 at 6:30pm (date change)


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.



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2016-2017 Membership as of 10/21/2016

378 Members (62 New, 316 Renewals)

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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.

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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!

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CannonFest 2010 is TOMORROW, AUG 15th!

Interested in talking hockey ...

It's only July, but you and I both know that we're starting to quietly jones for the sound of skates on ice, the boom of the cannon, the roar as the goal horn sounds in Nationwide Arena. We are only months away until the season opens, but we can help each other get through this!

Come out to the Buffalo Wild Wings at 968 West 5th Avenue Sunday, August 15th to talk Blue Jackets starting at 2 pm, meet your friendly CBJ bloggers, and get a chance to hang out with fans during the dog days of summer!

It's the most fun you can have outside of Nationwide Arena. And training camp won't have started, so you have no excuses.  Join in!

Raffles and Door Prizes to be given away!!!


2010 Nominees

We are now accepting nominations for Officers and Committee Chairs.  You may nominate yourself or someone other than yourself.  When nominating someone besides yourself, the nomination must be accepted by the nominee prior to the election. Nominations may be made by sending the nomination to nominations@jacketbackers.org.

Two people may be nominated and elected together as Co-Committee Chairs.  Officers must be nominated and elected as individuals.

All officers and committee chairs are up for elections.  Terms for all positions run for 1 year.

Nominations received and accepted to date:



Julie Maurer

Vice President

Amber Rodriguez



Matt Wagner



Brian Maurer


Assistant Secretary

None Received


Assistant Treasurer

Lou Ann Nye


Membership Chair

David Yatsco


Activities Chair

Jessica Jones


Communications Chair

None Received



Travel Chair

Anne and Jeff Little


Technical Chair

None Received



Community Development Chair

None Received


Marketing Chair

None Received


Historical Chair

Mike Binger


2010-11 Officer and Committee Chair Election Luncheon on 6/19


Your participation is encouraged and appreciated.  Please send any general questions or comments to president@jacketbackers.org.  If you have any questions for a specific officer or committee chair, a list of contacts can be found at www.jacketbackers.org/contacts.

This year's election luncheon will be at the Gender Park Condominium Clubhouse on June 19th.  Lunch will be available at 1 pm with the elections beginning around 2 pm.

The Gender Park Condominium Clubhouse is located at 5152 Aquila Drive, Canal Winchester, OH  43110Please park near the clubhouse.  Do not park in front of residences.

Deli trays and salads will be catered from BT Hoagies.  Soda will also be provided.  If you would like to bring a side dish or dessert you are welcome to do so.  You are also welcome to attend and skip the lunch.

If you are planning on attending and eating, please RSVP to president@jacketbackers.org by Thursday, June 17, so that we can order the appropriate amount of food for lunch.
As at all Jacket Backer events, we will be collecting food donations to benefit local food banks.  If you can, help the Jacket Backers help others in our community.
We are now accepting nominations for Officers and Committee Chairs.  You may nominate yourself or someone other than yourself.  When nominating someone besides yourself, the nomination must be accepted by the nominee prior to the election.  Nominations may be made by sending the nomination to nominations@jacketbackers.org
Two people may be nominated and elected together as co-committee chairs.  Officers must be nominated and elected as individuals.  All officers and committee chairs are up for elections.  Terms for all positions run for one year.


Not interested in being an officer?  There are lots of ways you can be more active with our club - write newsletter stories, activity ideas, working the club table during a game - please consider helping on a committee.  Hope to see many of you there!


Jacket Backers Blood Drive 7/17 - DO YOU BLEED HOCKEY?

The Jacket Backers have teamed up with American Red Cross.


July 17, 2010 from 9am-3pm


Capital University's Schneider Lounge in the Campus Center

745 Pleasant Ridge Ave, Columbus, OH 43209


Come to donate and enter to win Blue Jackets Prizes!


We will be having refreshments including a pot luck, so if you have some great recipe you'd like to share with your fellow Backers, please contact Kelly Patterson at the email address below.


To schedule an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code "JacketBackers" (one word) or contact Kelly Patterson at community_service@jacketbackers.org.


Summer Outing - Columbus Crew vs. Houston Dynamo 

Ok - so the Crew doesn't have a new stadium to tout, but Crew Stadium will always be the first soccer specific stadium built in the United States.  Come see the Columbus Crew on Saturday, July 24th for only $20 - adults and children.  This is a savings of $11 off of the regular price of $31 for this section - Tickets are reserved in Section 108.  Game begins at 7:30 pm.
Please RSVP to Jessica Jones at activities@jacketbackers.org  by 07/17/10 with the number of tickets you would like to purchase.
Payment can be made by the following methods:
  • Check made payable to Jacket Backers Booster Club and mailed to PO Box 82589, Columbus, OH  43202
  • Via Paypal by requesting an invoice or online at paypal.com to paypal@jacketbackers.org.
Let's Go CREW!

Jacket Backers and Pampered Chef Fundraiser

The Jacket Backers have teamed up with The Pampered Chef for a fundraiser opportunity.  We are having a fundraiser for the Month of May to help raise funds for the Jacket Backers for the upcoming 2010-2011 season.
The Pampered Chef has released new products for the spring/summer and still offer the favorites of their guests and hosts. 
In addition, The Pampered Chef has teamed up with The American Cancer Society for the month of May to "Help Whip Cancer".  For every "Help Whip Cancer" product purchased, The Pampered Chef will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society to support breast cancer awareness and early detection programs!

Only available in May, these pink products are handy in your own kitchen or adorable as gifts. Choose from:
- Sweet Honey Vanilla Sprinkle - $6.50
- Pink Color Coated Tomato Knife - $15
- Pink & White Twixit! Clip Combo Pack - $5.50
- Pink & White Dots Martini Glasses (set of four) - $44.50
- Help Whip Cancer Reusable Shopping Bags (set of two) - $4.50

Get a FREE set of two "Help Whip Cancer" Reusable Shopping Bags when your purchase totals $60 or more!
The full catalog is available to view at www.pamperedchef.biz/jessicajones
If you are interested in supporting the Jacket Backers, there are a couple of way to place an order:
1) Contact Jessica Jones at 740/972-3414 or chefjonesy@columbus.rr.com
2) Visit www.pamperedchef.biz/jessicajones, Click on Shop Online, Input Jacket Backers Booster Club in the Host Field, Click on Search for Host, Click on Jacket Backers Booster Club Link and start your shopping experience.
Orders must be received by Tuesday, May 25, 2010.

Hockey Beats Down Breast Cancer Tournament this weekend - join in the fun!

Hockey Beats Down Breast Cancer 2010A letter from fellow Jacket Backer and President of Hockey Beats Down, Thom Wright:


As you may or may not all know, this year's Hockey Beats Down Breast Cancer event will be a twelve team tournament which will take place May 7-9 at Chiller Easton. All the profits from this year's event will benefit "The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute" via a donation to the "Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research" in the names of Stephanie Spielman and Heather Pick.
The teams that will be participating in this year's event are (in no particular order; actually they are in the order that I remember them, so bear with me this could take a while) D Jets, Sunday D West; Double D Jets, Sunday D West, Garage Bar, Sunday D East; Rusty Pucks, Thursday D East; Beer, Thursday D East; Worthington Industries, Sunday D West; Linworth Leafs, Sunday D East; Black & Tan, Sunday D East; BT3, Sunday D North; Fireballs, Sunday D West; Foxes & Hounds, Sunday D South and last but certainly not least, Bandits, POWHA Travel League - http://www.eteamz.com/powha/. Games start Friday at 6:00 PM, continue all day Saturday from 7:40 AM until 10:30 PM and again on Sunday from 10:00 AM through the conclusion of the Championship game starting at 5:00 PM.
This tournament will use the most recent Winter Olympics men's tournament as the format for play; twelve teams broken down into three groups, Groups A, B and C; four teams per group, each team will play each of the other three teams in its group in a round robin format to determine the top four seeded of twelve teams. Those top four seeded teams will have a bye to the quarterfinal round; the remaining eight teams will play highest seed versus lowest seed to qualify for the quarter finals.
We still have a few spots open to play if any of the Jacket Backers would be interested in filling some available roster spots; entry fee is $75.00 and there is a four game guarantee.
If anyone has a couple hours of their time to spare we are still looking for volunteers to run the score board, make announcements, "baby sit" players children while their parents are playing in their game, help with the silent auction tables or even join us at the conclusion of the day's events at Fadó.  Email volunteer@hockeybeatsdown.org and we'll get you the info you need, or just simply show up.
There will be a large variety of silent auction items available for bidding through out the weekend with such items as a CBJ team autographed jersey, player signed collector stick, OSU memorabilia and a raffle with a one of a kind commemorative "Hockey Beats Down Breast Cancer" jersey up grabs as well as some other nice items if you aren't the one who wins the jersey. Raffle tickets prices are 3 for $5, 10 for $10, 30 for $20 and for $50 you can get a string of tickets as tall as one of the volunteers...buyer gets to choose the volunteer too.
Please invite everyone to join us for an exciting weekend of hockey and hope!
Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.

Thom Wright
President(and card carrying Jacket Backer)
Hockey Beats DownTM




Jacket Backers Summer Blood Drive - Date Has Been Scheduled

The Jacket Backers are coordinating a blood drive through the American Red Cross!

When: July 17, 2010 9am-3pm
Where: Capital University (Schneider Lounge in the Campus Center), 745 Pleasant Ridge Ave, Columbus, OH 43209.
Are you or your friends and family interested in donating with us?
Schedule on-line at www.redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: JacketBacker) or contact Kelly Patterson at community_service@jacketbackers.org.

Game Watching Party - Sunday, March 28, 2010 - Buffalo Wings & Rings

Game Watching Party

When: Sunday, March 28, 2010

Where: Buffalo Wings & Rings (8661 Columbus Pike (Rt 23), Lewis Center, OH 43035)

              Menu can be viewed at www.buffalowingsandrings.com/menu.html

Time: 6:30pm - Pre-Game

          7:00pm - Drop of the Puck

Who: All Columbus Blue Jacket Fans

What: Game watching party to cheer on your Columbus Blue Jackets to victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Add'l Info: Columbus Blue Jackets & Jacket Backers Door Prizes to be given away the night of the event.

Raffle Tickets for 09-10 - Team Signed Street Banner - $5.00 each!


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities for the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation - UPDATED!

Please consider joining other Jacket Backers to help in these Foundation efforts!

Volunteers for these opportunities can stay for the game in standing room only area after their task has been completed.  Please email Kelly Patterson at community_service@jacketbackers.org if you are able to help!  Thanks!

Thursday, March 11 - St. Patrick's Day Jersey Auction - OPPORTUNITY FILLED - THANK YOU

Monday, March 15 - St. Patrick's Day Jersey Auction - OPPORTUNITY FILLED - THANK YOU

Report at 5:30 pm to the box office.  Park in the Front St. Garage.  Parking will be $3 for which you will be reimbursed for upon arrival at the arena.  Please wear khakis or dress slacks/skirt and a nice top; no jeans, sweatshirts, t shirts or hats please.


Report at 5:15 pm to the box office.  Park in the Front St. Garage.  Parking will be $3 for which you will be reimbursed for upon arrival at the arena.  Please wear khakis or dress slacks/skirt and a nice top; no jeans, sweatshirts, t shirts or hats please.

Help Sell 50/50 Raffle Tickets to benefit the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus and the Blue Jackets Foundation - Saturday, April 3 - NEW- GAME TICKET PROVIDED

Volunteers for this opportunity will now be provided with a ticket, courtesy of the Jacket Backers.  You will be volunteering till sometime through second period, with breaks.  You will be able to stay and watch the remainder of the game.  We are looking for 10+ volunteers for this opportunity.

Report at 4:45 pm to the box office.  Park in the Front St. Garage.  Parking will be $3 for which you will be reimbursed for upon arrival at the arena.  Please wear khakis or dress slacks/skirt and a nice top; no jeans, sweatshirts, t shirts or hats please.