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Next Planning Meeting

Monthly Planning Meeting

Date: June 25, 2018

Meeting Time: 6:30 

Location:  5499 Ten Pin Alley, Hilliard, OH 43026



RSVP to Laing at vice_president@jacketbackers.org




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2017-2018 Membership as of 6/9/2018

692 Members (271 New, 421 Renewals)

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Membership Benchmarks

654 Members 2016 - 17 Season

675 Members 2015 - 16 Season

674 Members 2014 - 15 Season

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.

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Community Power Play

$1760 YTD Raised in the 2017-2018 Season for The Blue Jackets Foundation #CommunityPowerPlay Goal!

$2620 Raised in the 2016-2017

 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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Watch The Crew Kick The San Jose Earthquakes!

Nothing like a little summer heat to take your mind off of hockey for awhile.  Nothing like a little summer heat to make you long for the chill in the arena and the drop of the puck!

Join us as The Columbus Crew take on the San Jose Earthquakes, Saturday, July 16th at 7:30 pm.


Tickets are JUST $12 EACH per person and are on a first-come, first-served basis as we've already purchased a block of 20 at this very discounted rate.  Tickets are in Section 202, Rows 9 - 10, in the section above the Nordecke cheering section.  If we have a big turnout, we may be able to add seats, but the supply is running out per the Crew.  This is the only discounted Saturday evening, and ticket prices in this section are normally $30.25 for adults.  It's also Team Poster Giveaway night presented by Panera Bread, while supplies last.  To purchase your seats, contact Jessica Jones at activities@jacketbackers.org.  We can talk hockey and enjoy summer dreams of playoffs success!


Seeking Volunteers To Help At Blood Drive - Get Your Raffle Tickets

Hi Jacket Backers!  An update on our upcoming blood drive on Saturday, June 18th - We are seeking four volunteers to help with coverage of the registration and refreshment tables.  As well, we want to encourage even those who can't or choose not to donate, to stop by and get your raffle tickets to support our fundraising efforts in memory of #13 Ryan Salmons, who passed away in 2009 after a brief bout with cancer.  All proceeds will benefit the Hats for Heroes program through the Blue Jackets Foundation.

We need at least one person for each of the following shifts:

Registration  8:15 am - 11:15 am, 11:15 am - 2:15 pm

Refreshments  9:00 am - 12 noon, 12 noon - 3 pm

Raffle tickets are $2 each or 3/$5; still working on specific list of items to be raffled and will update this post with details as they are confirmed.  We will also be giving away a door prize to all presenting donors.

As well, if you are planning on attending and would like to bring a snack to share at the refreshments table, you are welcome to do so.

Please contact Kelly Patterson at community_service@jacketbackers.org to volunteer or to make arrangements to get your raffle tickets.  Please see the earlier post on our site below, for instructions on how to register to donate.  Thank you in advance for your support!



Jacketbackers.org Has a New Home - and a New Style

Welcome, Hockey Fans!  We have just completed moving our Jacket Backers website to a new host, with a new platform and style.  Our new website loads much faster for you, and is also easier for us to work with.  Also, we've moved over all of the content from our old website for your historical viewing pleasure. 

One thing we were unable to migrate from our old platform was your user accounts.  While it is not necessary, you are welcome to register a new user account here.  Registration will make it easier for you to post comments, as well as to subscribe to pages.  Subscribing will deliver all new articles posted to our website directly to your email.  To subscribe to a page, click on your name in the upper right corner once you have a registered an account and are logged in.

In addition to getting all new Jacket Backer News, check back often to check out our Event Calendar (a summary of our activities and other important CBJ and NHL dates).  Also, in the right sidebar, you will find a block with recent headlines from various Blue Jackets Blogs.  Clicking the headlines will take you to the source website for the complete story.  If browsing headlines isn't your thing, we also provide several links to blogs and websites that are important to us (including links to the websites of other NHL Fan Clubs).

Last season was kind of rough on a lot of levels.  But as we watch the playoffs, we are already anticipating the changes coming for the team this summer.  The Jacket Backers are working in the background preparing for our playoff run that will start when training camp opens.  Check back here often, and watch the genesis of our new Photo Galleries and Road Trip Planner (you can check out their beginnings in the menu bar above).

And don't think we are getting ahead of ourselves.  We are planning on enjoying the summer and hope you do as well.  We will have announcements about some upcoming summer events in the very near future.

If you are a Facebook user, you can like our web page or our new Facebook Fan Page to help spread the word.  We welcome your feedback - you can post comments here or email us directly with your comments or suggestions.  As always, your support is greatly appreciated.  GO JACKETS!


Give Blood and Win Wild Prizes!

The Jacket Backers are sponsoring a Blood Drive at Memorial Baptist Church on Saturday, June 18th!

2435 Eakin Road, Columbus, OH 43204 from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

To schedule, click on the image above or go to redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: memorialbaptistcols

In addition to the great prizes offered by the Red Cross for coming in to donate, we'll be sponsoring a raffle of autographed CBJ memorabilia.  All proceeds will go to benefit the Hats for Heroes program through the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation in memory of Ryan Salmons.

If you last donated on our before 4/23/11, you may be eligible to donate.  Questions?  Contact Kelly Patterson at community_service@jacketbackers.org


Help the Jacket Backers Support Operation Feed 2011

Help the Jacket Backers help the hungry.  While we are watching the playoffs (making plans for our playoff run next season) and enjoying a meal or a snack, others in our community are looking for a hot meal and not even thinking about a TV to watch a game.  Here is your opportunity to help.

The Jacket Backers have set a goal to raise $250 for Operation Feed.  We raised $121 at our Dinner with George Matthews that we are donating to the cause.  Help the Jacket Backers reach their goal - no donation is too small as every dollar helps.

Click here to go directly to our donation form at Operation Feed.

Click here to learn more about the Jacket Backers effort to support Operation Feed.



Black Tie Blue Jackets Thank You

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To support the Blue Jackets Foundation, the Jacket Backers purchased 2 - $100 tickets to the 2011 Black Tie Blue Jackets event held at Nationwide Arena.  We wanted to help publicize the event and its fundraising efforts to combat pediatric cancer, and also be able to extend a chance to our membership to attend the event.  We offered our members the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to attend the event with a guest.

$110 was raised to defer the cost of the tickets, and Janice Burns was the lucky winner that won two tickets to the event.  Click the image to the right to view the thank you that we received from the Blue Jackets Foundation.


OHSAA Final Four Ice Hockey Championships

The Jacket Backers have been given an opportunity to offer our Members and Friends and Family of our Members tickets for this weekends OHSAA Final Four Ice Hockey Championships.

12:00 PM (NOON) Toledo St. Francis vs. Olentangy Liberty
3:00 PM Lakewood St. Edward vs. Gates Mill Gilmour Academy

9:30 AM Senior All-Star Game (no ticket required)
12:00 PM (NOON) Championship Game --- Semi-Final winners from Saturday

There is no cost for these tickets.  Please email Jessica Jones at activities@jacketbackers.org if you are interested.  Please include the number of tickets you are requesting, if you would like tickets to Saturday Only, Sunday Only or Entire Weekend and whose name the tickets should be left under at Will Call at the Nationwide Arena Box Office.


Dinner with CBJ Radio Broadcaster, George Matthews - Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Want to have dinner with your favorite radio broadcaster, and help us raise funds for our general operating account?
George Matthews has graciously agreed to be our special guest at our Dinner with a Broadcaster Event, to be at Max & Erma's, 7480 Sawmill Road on Wednesday, February 23rd, from 6:30 to 8 pm.
Please RSVP to Julie Maurer at president@jacketbackers.org with the number of people planning on attending.
We will be ordering off the menu.  Space is somewhat limited, so sign up now.
A suggested $5 donation per person will be collected at the event to go toward our efforts to feed the local hungry through the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
We are also applying for fundraising through Max & Erma's and a portion of the evening's dinner sales will be returned to us if you bring along your fundraiser flyer.  The flyers will be good all day, so if you can't make it for dinner with George, you can still enjoy a nice meal and help us raise money!  We'll get electronic flyers to you as soon as they are generated.

Exclusive Members Only Tour of Nationwide Arena!!! (Monday, February 28, 2011)

Would you like a tour of Nationwide Arena?  See the arena from top to bottom, including the Locker Room!!!

The Jacket Backers Members have been given the opportunity to take a tour of Nationwide Arena.

Monday, February 28, 2011, starting at 6:30pm

Have you taken the tour with our group before, join us again as we have heard some things have changed!!!

This event is open to all current paid members of the 10-11 season and their families.

Not yet a member?  Click on Membership Signup to join today and take advantage of this exclusive event.

RSVP to Jessica Jones at activities@jacketbackers.org for the Thursday, February 24, 2011.  Please include the number of adults and children attending!!

Further information to be sent for parking and meeting place at a later time!!!


Official CBJ Game Watching Party - Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The next CBJ Game Viewing event is at Roosters on Tuesday, January 18th vs Tampa Bay, at the Roosters New Albany location, 5511 New Albany Rd W, 43054.  Come support your team at this official CBJ event!

Blue Jackets in-arena personalities, Stinger and the Blue Jackets Street Team will be appearing, and you could win Blue Jackets prizes and enjoy drink specials courtesy of Labatt Blue and Three Olives.