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February 23, 2017  6:30pm


Panera Bread Mill Run, 3625 Fishinger Blvd.

Hilliard, OH 43026

RSVP please to Susan at vice_president@jacketbackers.org



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2016-2017 Membership as of 1/12/2017

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At Nationwide Arena

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

$2040 Raised in the 2016-2017 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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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. 


Exclusive Members Only Tour of Nationwide Arena (2nd Date Scheduled) - Sunday, March 28, 2010

Would you like a tour of Nationwide Arena?

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


This event is open to all current paid members of the 09-10 season and their families.


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


Last year's event was so popular, we will have 2 scheduled dates:

1st Date - Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 6:30pm

2nd Date - Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 1:30pm


RSVP to Jessica Jones at activities@jacketbackers.org for the Sunday, March 28, 2010 event by Wednesday, March 24, 2010.


Skate With Us on the Main Ice on March 9th!!! (Rescheduled Date)




Tuesday, March 9, 2010 from 7 - 9 pm

Members, family members and guests (within reason) are invited to join in this free event.  We will be sharing the ice at Nationwide this evening with arena volunteers.  Free skate rental will be provided.  Skaters of all abilities welcome.  Enjoy figure skating or try your hand at making a few shots on goal!
Please RSVP to Julie at president@jacketbackers.org and let her know how many adults and children will be attending, or if you have any other questions on the event.  Hope to see you there! 

USA vs. Canada Game Watching Party This Sunday, February 21st!

USA vs. Canada Game Watching Party

When: Sunday, February 21, 2010

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

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

Time7:40pm - Drop of the Puck - you may want to arrive early to get a good seat and enjoy some delicious food!

Who: All Olympic Hockey Fans

What: Game watching party to cheer Team USA to victory, while cheering on Rick Nash of Team Canada (and Associate Coach Ken Hitchcock)

Add'l Info: Door Prizes to be given away the night of the event

Reminder: Please consider donating to our Virtual Food Drive for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank on our website, or you can make a cash donation at the party!  100% of all donations will provide food for people in need in the Central and Eastern Ohio areas.  Just $1 will provide 2 meals.  Thank you for helping us to feed hungry people in our own neighborhoods.  We are $200 short of our season goal of $500; every little bit can make a difference!


Sweden CBJ Tickets Already On Sale! - UPDATED INFORMATION


A number of you have been talking about and asking about traveling to the Jackets Season Opener in Sweden this October.  The Jackets will face the San Jose Sharks at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, on Friday, October 8th and Saturday, October 9th, 2010.  Click here for more information from the NHL on the 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere.
I had spoken to the Blue Jackets when the dates of the games were officially announced inquiring about ticket availability and seeing if there would be any way for us to get group tickets.  I was advised that most of the tickets would be handled by local promoters and that each team would be given a small allotment, and that they did not have any information on tickets to share.  I was then advised that if they received any information about ticket availability, that they would be sure to share it with us.  The event has been planned and promoted by the league rather than the individual teams.
One of our club members has since advised me that tickets actually went on sale in Sweden for the games starting Thursday night.
At the advice of our contact at the Jackets, I have attempted to contact the NHL League Offices to inquire about obtaining tickets and wound up having to leave a message for someone without receiving a reply on Friday.  I will continue to try to contact them, but it doesn't look like they really want to help us with this.
Therefore, if you are planning on going to Sweden, it looks like your best bet may be to try to purchase tickets through Ticketmaster Sweden.  The lowest priced tickets start at around $100 U.S. dollars each with current conversion rates.
My husband Brian and I attempted to purchase tickets on the site using our debit card, though, and were unsuccessful; the system did not recognize our card number as a valid card number.  I do not know if it was because it was a Master Card branded debit card rather than a credit card, or if there is something about a U.S. issued card that would not work on the site.  I have never traveled outside the U.S. and Canada so I unfortunately don't have experience dealing with credit card usage outside the North American area.
Please email me at president@jacketbackers.org if you have been successful in purchasing tickets through the site, or if you have any tips on what might work.  You should act soon if you are interested in going; apparently last year's game sold out in an hour.  This year's games are not moving as quickly, and tickets are still available as of this moment.
Also, if you are planning on going to Sweden and would like to be in contact with other Jacket Backers that are planning to go, shoot me an email and I will share your info with each other.  Not sure yet if Brian and I will be able to make it, but we would sure love to!




For those of you interested in the trip to Sweden to follow the Jackets for their season opener, please read more below:

I have learned from CBJ season sales account executives that the CBJ is now working on a ticket and travel package trip to be offered to PSL/Season Ticket Holders.  No information on travel dates, details on what all is included, or pricing yet available.  Package details most likely will be released along with ticket renewal packages, which will be sent at the end of this month.  The Jackets are offering only a total travel package, so any travelers who are seeking tickets only must purchase them directly from Ticketmaster Sweden/TicNet.  If I am able to learn more details before the trip package is released to the PSL/Season Ticket Holders, I will be sure to pass them along.


TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLY - I have received information from two members on how to accomplish this.  We have learned that Ticketmaster Sweden/TicNet will not accept US credit cards of any kind as payment for the tickets.  The only method of payment is through a bank wire payment method, which will be detailed below.  Here are details on the purchasing experiences of the members for your information.  Also, I received some tips on using bank check cards at ATMs while out of country from another member, and will include that below as well.  Thank you so much to those of you who have shared your tips and experiences - I really appreciate it and I'm sure the other interested members will too.  I have learned a lot of helpful information.  Good luck planning your trips and I hope to see some of you there! - Julie Maurer


**Member Experience 1 while getting tickets:

I was able to obtain tickets for the October 8th and 9th Bluejackets - Sharks game in Stockholm, but it wasn't easy.  Here is the only way according to Ticketmaster Sweden or TicNet that you can get tickets in the US.

1.) Call Ticketmaster Sweden or TicNet at 011 46 771 707070. Push 9 for English language and wait for a customer service representative.  I had to wait 5 - 10 minutes before they answered.

2.) Order your tickets.  It would be smart to go out to the www.ticnet.se and find out what ticket prices are and what ticket sections you would like to have. Once you have done this with the TicNet customer service representative, he/she will give you a Booking #, Swift Code, Ibank#, the ticket total amount in Swedish Krones and the Sweden bank name and location information for you to wire the money to.  You will have to go to your bank with the above information and wire the amount to this bank.  TicNet will hold your ticket order for you for 1-2 days before letting the tickets go.

3.) The Booking # is your order number for your tickets and that number must be on the wire along with the Swift Code, Ibank#, Sweden Bank Name/Address, TicNet Name/Address information and your name and mailing shipping address.

I used my local First Merit Bank on Sawmill Road and they seemed to know how to do this without too much of a problem.


**Member Experience 2 while getting tickets:

I called Tic.net in Sweden.  They cannot take US cc's even on the phone.  BUT, they took a reservation by phone, and I have to go to my bank and make a payment bank to bank, which we are doing today.

Phone #   +46771707070 , be prepared to wait.  Took me 20+ minutes to get to an operator.   Tho, I use skype, so it was only a 1.50 call.


  - He received the following info back from Ticnet:

Please can you send me back information about your address.

Pay SEK latest February 17 and we will send you the tickets as soon as we have received your money. You also have to write your booking number,  your name and address.

Bank: 5291-1006135

Swiftcode; ESSESESS


106 40 Stockholm




Ticnet AB

Box 450

573 25 Tranås

Kind Regards

Mona Nilsson


  - He has since completed the transaction at his bank and is very excited about the upcoming trip!


**Member Tips on Using Bank Check Cards out of Country

My husband and I are international travelers and there is no problem using a bank check card (with the VISA logo) to get money out of the ATM. (We have always used major credit cards in stores & restaurants though). You get the most current currency conversion rate. It is a pain to carry traveler's checks. I am not sure if it is the same with a check card with the MASTERCARD logo. Also, VISA is accepted in more places than MASTERCARD is. The suggestion to let your bank know your dates of travel is very helpful so they don't block any charges.