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ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS WELCOME

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm

LOCATION:  OLD WORTHINGTON LIBRARY (820 High Street, Worthington, OH, 43085)

(In Meeting Room)

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

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Friday
May292009

RSVP Deadline - Crew Outing

Columbus Crew vs. Real Salt Lake
 
Saturday, July 18th, 8:00 pm
 
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 MLS defending champion Columbus Crew for only $15 - adults and children.
 
In addition to the great action on the pitch, it is Buck a Brat night - Delicious Bob Evans bratwursts will be just $1 all night long.
 
Please RSVP to Jessica Jones at activities@jacketbackers.org  by 07/06/09 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!
Wednesday
May272009

May Message from Membership Chair David Yatsco

 Welcome Jacket Backers,

 
As fast as the playoffs started they ended just as quick. Three lackluster performances found our boys down three games to zero. It wasn’t so much we played that bad, it was Detroit played that much better. It’s true about teams stepping up their game when the playoffs start. Detroit looked like they had six goaltenders on the ice. Their defense swarmed our boys and made more saves than Chris Osgood. The total score after the three games – Detroit 12 , Columbus 2.
 
Fortunately, we hosted games three and four. Two standing room only crowds packed the Nationwide Arena and boy were we LOUD. There may have been some Red Wing fans in the crowd but they were severely outnumbered and definitely out-shouted. Game three played out like the previous two in Detroit. The Red Wings took the early lead and continued to build momentum throughout the game. In the end, Detroit won the game by the final score of 4-1.
 
Game four was do or die for us. The fans knew it and were on their feet for most of the game. Detroit again took the early lead. In fact, they had a two goal lead twice in the game. This time our boys had an answer. We fought back and Detroit could never land the knockout punch. At the start of the third period, the game was knotted at 5-5. The stage was set for the final showdown. The teams played their hearts out throughout the third period. The referees for the most part let the teams play. Then, with 1:34 left in the game, we were penalized for too many men on the ice. A controversial call to say the least. Our bench argued but it fell on deaf ears. My experience with playoff hockey is the refs will let the teams play and a penalty is called when there is blood on the ice. Were we guilty? Yes. Is it a call that could have been overlooked? YES. The player in question definitely was leaving the ice and completely out of the play. With the man advantage for the remainder of regulation, Detroit pressed and scored the winning goal with just over 46 seconds left in the game.
 
As the teams did the series-ending handshake, the crowd stayed on their feet and cheered the Blue Jackets for one of the most exciting games played at Nationwide. The ovation lasted for more than five minutes. 
 
Just because the hockey season has ended for the Blue Jackets doesn’t mean the Jacket Backers will go into hibernation until October. We are planning events throughout the summer. Watch for the NHL Draft party in June as well as officer elections at the end of June/beginning of July.  We are planning an outing to the new Huntington Park to watch the Columbus Clippers and an outing to watch the MLS Champion Columbus Crew as well. If you are a fan of movie classics, the Summer Movie Series in downtown Columbus will be showing Slap Shot. Bring your Hanson glasses. For more details and to keep up with Jacket Backer news and events check our website – www.jacketbackers.org 
 
Next month’s letter will list my top ten games for the 2008/2009 season. If you would like to share your memorable moments send them to me at membership@jacketbackers.org. I’ll be sure to include them in the upcoming welcome letters over the next few months.
 
Thank you BLUE JACKETS and Mr Mac.    
 
Here’s to playing hockey in June 2010
 
Dave Yatsco and the Jacket Backers

 

Wednesday
May272009

Stanley Cup Finals Tickets in Detroit

Our contact in Detroit has contacted us again about tickets in Detroit.

But this time, they are going fast.

Upper Deck Tickets are still available for Game 2 this Sunday.

Game time is yet to be announced.

If you are interested, please contact travel@jacketbackers.org for more information.

Wednesday
May202009

Columbus Clippers Group Outing - Date Change

 

Columbus Clippers vs. Rochester Red Wings
 
Tuesday, June 16th, 7:05 pm
 
Come check out the new, impressive Huntington Park and cheer on your Columbus Clippers (newly affiliated with the Cleveland Indians).  Reserved Seats are $10 for adults and $7 for children (12 and under) and seniors (60+).
 
In addition to your reserved seat, the first 1000 men in attendance will receive a free T Shirt.
 
Please RSVP to Jessica Jones at activities@jacketbackers.org  by 06/01/09 with the number of adult tickets and number of children/senior 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.

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

 

Tuesday
May192009

Colmbus Crew Group Outing

 

Columbus Crew vs. Real Salt Lake
 
Saturday, July 18th, 8:00 pm
 
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 MLS defending champion Columbus Crew for only $15 - adults and children.
 
In addition to the great action on the pitch, it is Buck a Brat night - Delicious Bob Evans bratwursts will be just $1 all night long.
 
As it is Military and Service Appreciation Day at the Crew, the Jacket Backers have also helped to sponsor a charity soccer match on this day, which will be played between police soccer teams to help raise money for Get Behind The Badge charity which aids those injured or killed in the line of duty.  The charity soccer match will be prior to the Crew vs. Real Salt Lake game, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm if you wish to head out early to catch the charity match.
 
Please RSVP to Jessica Jones at activities@jacketbackers.org  by 07/06/09 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!

 

Tuesday
May192009

Slap Shot - Presented by CAPA Summer Movie Series

 

Jacket Backers go to the Movies!
Friday, July 24th 11:00 pm
 
CAPA's 2009 Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, celebrates its 39th anniversary with a lineup of classics, cult favorites, and most beloved films.  The 2009 series will run July 17th - August 30, at the beautiful and historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.), and is made possible through the generous support of National City, now a part of PNC.
 
Slap Shot (1977) is presented as part of the "Late Nite Fridays" and the film is rated R. All tickets are $3.50.
 
Please RSVP to Jessica Jones at activities@jacketbackers.org  by 07/08/09 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.

 

You do that, you go to the box, you know.  Two minutes, by yourself, you know and you feel shame, you know.  And then you get free.

Tuesday
May192009

Membership Dues for 2009 - 2010

 

Just $15 for an individual membership or $25 for a joint membership.

Membership dues are unchanged for the upcoming year.  All 2008 - 2009 memberships expire on August 31, 2009.  New and renewed memberships for the 2009 - 2010 season are valid until August 31, 2010.
 
Click here for our online member sign up page which has been updated for the coming season.
 
Don't delay, take advantage of the discount and renew or sign up today!

 

Sunday
May102009

Officer Meeting - All Members Welcome

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 president@jacketbackers.org 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.

Friday
May082009

Jacket Backers Run for Pet Promise

 

 

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 vice_president@jacketbackers.org or Craig at mal@jacketbackers.org.

Click on these links to learn more about the Rescue Run and PetPromise.

Wednesday
May062009

Technical Difficulties!

OOPS!!!

  

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 webmaster@jacketbackers.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.