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Next Planning Meeting

Monthly Planning Meeting

Date: February 21, 2018

Time: 6:30 

Location:  Rule3

650 Windmiller Dr, Pickerington, OH 43147

RSVP to Laing at vice_president@jacketbackers.org 



Membership Update

2017-2018 Membership as of 11/14/2017

531 Members (147 New, 383 Renewals)

2,129 Subscribers to our Email List


Avoid the JB Rewards check in rush before the game! Stop by during the First or Second Intermissions!

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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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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

$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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New Years Eve Game Watching Party

The two hotest teams in the NHL are playing Saturday December 31st (New Years Eve) and the Jacket Backers are hosting a game watching party at the Winking Lizard.

Your Columbus Blue Jackets are riding a team high 14 game winning streak and the Minnesota Wild have won 12 straight.  This is historic in the NHL, as no game with teams with more than 7 game winning streaks have ever played.

Join us and fellow Blue Jacket fans cheer on our team at the Winking Lizard at 1380 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220 on Saturday, December 31st at 5:30 pm, puck drops at 6:00 pm.

We will be in a private room and the sound will be on!


Jacket Backers Family Holiday Party - December 18th - 2:00pm

Join the Jacket Backers to celebrate the holiday and our love of the CBJ at the Winking Lizard at 1380 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220 on Sunday December 18th.

  • Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by the Jacket Backers
  • Hockey Related White Elephant Gift Exchange
  • Please bring a small plate of cookies (6-12) to share & exchange
  • Book collection to donate to Nationwide Children's Hospital and Friends of Columbus Library

Alcoholic beverages and additional food available off the menu.

For those of you unfamiliar with a white elephant exchange, this is something you have that you no longer want or need or you never wanted in the first place.

Guidelines for book donations:

Friends of Columbus Library

- Books that are new or in gently used conditon

- Hardback and paperback books in both fiction and non-fiction

- Children's books

- Cookbooks

- No adult related material

Nationwide Children's Reach Out and Read Program

- Books in new or gently used condition

- Books up to 5th grade reading level

- No books with political, religious or adult themes


Please RSVP for the Holiday Party to travel@jacketbackers.org and include the number of people from your family attending so we know how much food to order.


Game Watching Party - Sunday December 18th - 3:30

Come join family, friends and fans to watch the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Vancouver Canucks.

When: Sunday December 18th – 3:30pm

Where: Winking Lizard Tavern, 1380 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220


Ottawa is Beautiful in the Winter!

  • Single Occupancy - $450
  • Double Occupancy - $350
  • Triple Occupancy - $325
  • Quadruple Occupancy - $310
  • We also have a limited number of tickets only (no bus, no hotel) for $75 each. 
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    Say Goodbye to the "Joe" 

    Join the Jacket Backers as we head to Joe Louis Arena one last time on Tuesday February 7th, 2017. 

    Joe Louis Arena was completed in 1979 and is named after boxer and former heavyweight champion Joe Louis who grew up in Detroit. Only one other NHL arena, Madison Square Garden, is without a corporate sponsorship name. The “Joe” is the second oldest NHL venue after MSG.


    Package will include:

    ¨ Game Ticket – Seating with 60 hard core CBJ fans

    ¨ Deluxe Motor Coach travel to and from Detroit aboard the FunBus®

    ¨ Movies and Entertainment on bus

    ¨ Light Snacks and Refreshments courtesy of the Jacket Backers

    ¨ Raffle and Prize give-a-ways

    Bus 2 is full - Tickets Only still Available!

    Trip Cost—$110*  Ticket Only—$60


    Contact travel@jacketbackers.org with any questions or requests

    *Non-members add $25 **Bus travelers must be 21 and older


    Kolache Republic

    Kolache Republic is offering 15% discount to Jacket Backers members.  Just show your current membership card. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.

    Visit them at 730 South High Street at the intersection of South High and Frankfort Streets in German village.



    Join us in St. Louis - November 5, 2016

    The Jacket Backers are gearing up for the first bus trip of the 2016/17 season. 

    With any luck we'll leave all of St. Louis singing the Blues!

    The game is a 6pm start so the bus will leave EARLY Saturday morning and return to Columbus late afternoon on Sunday.

    Package will include:

    • Game ticket - Seating with 60 of your favorite CBJ fans
    • Deluxe motor coach travel to and from St. Louis aboard the FunBus
    • Overnight accommodations within walking distance to the arena.
    • Movies and entertainment on bus
    • Light snacks and refreshments courtesy of the Jacket Backers
    • Raffle and Prize give-a-ways

    Space is limited, so sign up today! Pricing options per member (Non-members add $25): 
    Single Occupancy - $335
    Double Occupancy - $260
    Triple Occupancy - $245
    Quadruple Occupancy - $235

    Ticket Only - $80

    Please contact Chris at travel@jacketbackers.org for pricing if you are interested in hotel and/or bus only options. 

    Because of the early game time and this weekend being daylight savings (we fall back an hour), if you will be joining us and are interested in planning a location for an after party, please let me know. The hotel has a bar but it is very small. 

    Trip Options
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    Last Chance - Cleveland Monsters - Opening Night - Friday October 14th

    Tickets must be purchased by 9:00 am Monday September 26th.

    Join the Jacket Backers in Cleveland to watch the Monsters kick-off their 10th season in the AHL as they take on their Central Division rivals, the Rockford IceHogs.

    Be there to experience the raising of the Monsters’ Calder Cup Championship banner. The first 10,000 fans in attendance on opening night will receive a replica Calder Cup Championship banner. 

    This game is travel on your own. Tickets with the group are $20.



    50/50 sales on OPENING NIGHT 10/13 to benefit our Jacket Backers Foundation !

    EXCITING NEWS!  For the first time EVER, OUR Jacket Backers Foundation has been granted the 50/50 raffle at the game on OPENING NIGHT on Thursday, October 13 vs Boston, by the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation.  We are so excited to have been offered this opportunity.  Now we need your help!

    Please show us your JB support and consider volunteering to help us fundraise with this tremendous opportunity to fund our charitable mission to support hockey-related and community charities, with a special emphasis on the CBJ Foundation and the causes they support.  We are seeking 30 volunteers over 18 years old who are able to arrive 2.5 hours prior to game start.  Volunteer duties include selling tickets, counting cash and handling tickets.  We realize that many of you already have game tickets and wonder if you'd consider sharing them with others just this once.

    If you are planning on attending the game - please consider asking your friends, family and co-workers who may not be as into hockey as we all are, to see if they would be willing to give us a hand on this exciting evening and important opportunity for our club.

    Also, please encourage everyone you know (and even those you don't) to stop by and generously purchase 50/50 tickets on opening night!!  50% of the proceeds will go to one lucky winner and the remaining 50% will be split 25% to the CBJ Foundation and 25% to the JB Foundation.  We must have 30 volunteers in order to receive the full 25%.  So any way you all can help will be greatly appreciated!

    To volunteer or for more information, please contact Julie at foundation@jacketbackers.org




    Flockfest 2016

    World Cup of Hockey... Training Camp... Flockfest... Traverse City... Opening Night...

    Yes. Hockey Season is here!  So why not get together with some friends and celebrate.

    Saturday, September 10 at 2:00pm

    Flockfest is a gathering of friends and fans to kick-off a season of fundraising and support for charity and Columbus Blue Jackets hockey.

    Last year's event raised over $1,000 for charity, so we hope we can top that number this year. 

    If you have friends/family that you think need to know about this please feel free to invite them.

    There will be food and drinks available for purchase - Including Papa John's pizza. 

    We will have a raffle at the end of the event. This will include swag from NiceRink, Gongshow, Krazy Lazer, Flip Flop Shop of Easton, etc.
    Event address:  7080 County Road 121, Mt Gilead, OH 43338
    If you are unable to attend but would like to participate in the raffle - email treasurer@jacketbackers.org with the quantity of raffle tickets you would like to purchase and a Paypal invoice will be sent to you.
    Raffle Tickets cost:
    CBJ/Fifth Line Package - 1 ticket for $5
    Johnson/Anderson Package - 7 tickets for $34
    Atkinson/Savard Package - 13 tickets for $58
    Dubinsky/Foligno Package - 17 tickets for $71