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Next Planning Meeting



Come for the meeting, stay for the 8:00 game at against the Jets

Date:  October 17, 2017

LOCATION:  Sports on Tap

4030 Main St, Hilliard, OH 43026

Meeting will start promptly at 6:30pm. If you are planning to be there for the meeting, please

RSVP to Laing: vice_president@jacketbackers.org.



Membership Update

2017-2018 Membership as of 10/3/2017

429 Members (121 New, 308 Renewals)

2,107 Subscribers to our Email List

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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.

Community Power Play

$2620 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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Game Watching Party - Thursday, November 4, 2010

Game Watching Party

When: Thursday, November 4, 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 Atlanta Thrashers.

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 Pub Mirror - $5.00 each!


Columbus Blue Jackets Bowling League at Columbus Square Bowling Palace

Form your team now!  Join in the fun with some of your fellow Jacket Backers members and bowl Friday nights starting January 14, 2011 at 6:30 pm!  For more info, call the League Office at (614) 895-1122 or visit their website, www.PalaceLanes.com

Each member of the winning team will receive a team-autographed Blue Jackets jersey.

Each league bowler of the first 12 teams of four bowlers to register will receive a ticket to the Party Tower at Nationwide Arena to see the Blue Jackets play the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, April 1, 2011, with food and beverages included.

Concerned about game nights?  You can pre-bowl to make sure you don't miss any of the CBJ action.



Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 3:00pm EST

While the Blue Jackets are playing in Stockholm, we will be in the States cheering them on to a VICTORY!!!

Join R Bar Arena and The Jacket Backers to watch the second of back to back games from Stockholm, Sweden.

R Bar will be giving two lower bowl seats away during this event and other great prizes.

YSC Puck Bunnies will be in attendance with items up for raffle.  Click here to purchase tickets in advance and check out the items up for grabs.  Raffle tickets will also be available at the game watching party.  Drawing to be held that evening, winner does not need to be present to win.

In addition, the Jacket Backers will also have prizes to giveaway!


Columbus Blue Jackets Blood Drive - Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Each donor at the upcoming Blue Jackets Blood Drive will receive 2 tickets to an upcoming Jackets game.  Make Your Appointments Now! Sponsored by American Red Cross, Columbus Blue Jackets and Ohio Health.  09/29/10 from 11:30 am - 5:30 pm at Nationwide Arena, Front Street Entrance.  Parking validation for attached garage only.  Members who donated at the JB event are eligible to donate!

Appointments take priority and are highly encouraged!

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and use Sponsor Code: Stinger

The Jacket Backers will be there to say hi.  There will be Great Prizes including 2 tickets to a Jackets game for all who come to give, entry for a prize pack with team memorabilia and a Ohio Health massage, and a chance to win a Zamboni ride or an LCD tv!  Can't make it to the arena?  You can donate at five other Red Cross donor centers the same day, call the Red Cross for hours and more details.


2010 - 2011 Membership Renewals

Preseason games are just around the corner!  And that means it's time to renew your JB membership early if you haven't already.  See below for a special message from Membership Chair David Yatsco.  All members INCLUDING those who have already renewed for this season are eligible to win their very own PERSONALIZED Jacket Backers Jersey as long as you renew before or during our Home Opener at Nationwide against Chicago on October 15th!  Don't forget, you also save money!

Click here for our online renewal form, or stop by and visit us at the Jacket Backers table in Nationwide Arena at any home preseason game!


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Thank You From The Ryan Salmons Foundation

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Columbus Clippers Game (Summer Outing)

Columbus Clippers vs. Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees
Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 7:05 pm
Come check out the 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, Wednesdays are 50 Cent Wings from Roosters at Huntington Park.  Wings are available on the third floor of the Left Field Building and satellite locations.
Please RSVP to Jessica Jones at activities@jacketbackers.org  by 08/03/10 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.......


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!