Next Planning Meeting

ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS WELCOME

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm

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

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

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2013-14 Membership as of 7/15/14

709 (255 New and 454Renewals)

1,446 Subscribers to our Email List

Membership Benchmarks

539 Members 2012 - 13 Season

549 Members 2011 - 12 Season

335 Members 2010 - 11 Season

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Community Power Play

$1,700 Raised This Season for The Blue Jackets Foundation!

The Blue Jackets' 62 Power Play Goals mean $1,400 donated by the Jacket Backers plus an additional $300 of generous donations collected for the CBJ Foundation.  Thank you for your support!

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Wednesday
Nov062013

RJ Umberger Nets Community Power Play Goal #9

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty ImagesRJ Umberger with assists from Fedor Tyutin and Brandon Dubinsky scored the Blue Jackets' lone goal on Tuesday night versus the Ottawa Senators.

This goal was the Blue Jackets' ninth power play goal of the season.  To date the Jacket Backers' commitment to the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation has reached $100.  In addition to that, we have collected another $132, making our contribution to date now $232.

Celebrate Life, Celebrate Hockey, Celebrate the Community Power Play and help the Jacket Backers give a little back to our community!

Wednesday
Oct302013

Adopt-A-Highway Pickup on November 9th

Winter is coming...and we'd like to get one more Highway Pick-up date in before the snow flies.

We've decided on Saturday, Nov 9th, 9 am - Noon. If you'd like to help with our adopted highway, please contact Keith at community_service@jacketbackers.org.

Our Section of Highway is on I-71 between North Broadway and Hudson St.

Wednesday
Oct302013

All Aboard the FSN Ohio Fan Express, Tuesday, November 5th!

The Jacket Backers have been given the opportunity of riding the FSN Ohio Fan Express to the Tuesday, Nov 5th CBJ vs Ottawa game.

If you'd like to join us, please contact Jessica at activities@jacketbackers.org. They've got room for 40 fans, first come first served so let us know ASAP if you're interested.

We'll be meeting in Lewis Center (exact meeting location will be provided to those that sign up) at 5 pm and leaving at 5:30 pm for the game. (They'll also drop us back at our vehicles after the game is over with - trip back leaves 30 mins after the end of game.) Plus, we'll also have a raffle giveaway during the ride.

Sunday
Oct272013

Ryan Murray's First NHL Goal is Community Power Play Goal #8

Adam Cairns | DispatchOn Friday night, Ryan Murray netted his first NHL goal with assists from RJ Umberger and James Wiznieski.  The goal was also the Blue Jackets' eighth Community Power Play goal of the season.  Ryan Murray is the second Blue Jackets player this season to score his first NHL goal on the Community Power Play - Boone Jenner was the other.

To date the Jacket Backers' donation to the Blue Jackets Foundation is up to $90 with the total now raised up to $210.  Thank you for your contributions and let the goals keep coming! 


Celebrate Life, Celebrate Hockey, Celebrate the Community Power Play and help the Jacket Backers give a little back to our community!

Thursday
Oct242013

Save the Date - 5th Annual #3 Ryan Salmons Day of Giving, Saturday, December 7

The Jacket Backers are again a sponsor of the "Refuse to Lose" American Red Cross Blood Drive in memory of #3 Ryan Salmons at Memorial Baptist Church, 2435 Eakin Rd., Columbus, OH 43204 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Register now by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or 614-214-4001 or online here (sponsor code: RyanSalmons).  If you last donated on or before October 12, 2013, you may be eligible to donate again at this event.

There will also be a raffle for a Columbus Blue Jackets prize pack with tickets to a 2013-2014 Regular Season Hockey Game (TBD) with Complimentary Dinner Buffet - Time Warner HD Lounge).  ALL DONORS WILL RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY RAFFLE TICKET.  Additional tickets ($5 each or 3 for $10) can be purchased at the event or in advance by contacting the event coordinator at 614-214-4001. All proceeds benefit the CBJ Foundation.  Blood donation is not required to purchase tickets and attendance is not required to win.  Help us reach our goal of 50 donors.  With your help, we can make this our most successful blood drive to date!

Wednesday
Oct232013

Brandon Dubinsky Scores Community Power Play Goal #7 Against the Devils

Kyle Robertson | DispatchBrandon Dubinsky started the scoring against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night with assists from RJ Umberger and James Wisniewski.

Dubinsky's tally was the 7th Power Play goal of the season scored by the Blue Jackets this season.

The Jacket Backers' donation to date now stands at $80.  We have also accepted an additional $113 in donations, making our total donation to the Blue Jackets Foundation $193 to date.

Celebrate Life, Celebrate Hockey, Celebrate the Community Power Play and help the Jacket Backers give a little back to our community!

Friday
Oct182013

Boone Jenner Nets Two Community Power Play Goals - Introducing 'We Score More, We Donate More!'

Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty ImagesBoone Jenner scored Community Power Play Goals number 5 and 6 of the season against the Montreal Canadiens.  The Blue Jackets' two power play goals means that when 'We Score More - We Donate More' in our Escalating PPG Donation to the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation!  

For the first PP goal of a game the Jacket Backers will donate $10; for the second PP goal of a game we will donate $20 for that goal; for the third PP goal of a game we will donate $30 for that goal; and so on.

Boone Jenner's first PP goal of the night with assists from Ryan Johanson and David Savard results in another $10 donation from the Jacket Backers.  Jenner's second PP goal with assists from Mark Letestu and Artem Anisimov results in an additional $20 donation to the Foundation.

Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty ImagesTonight's action brings the Jacket Backers' donation to the Blue Jackets Foundation up to $70.  Adding in your generous additions to our contribution - $175 has been raised for the Foundation to date.

Celebrate Life, Celebrate Hockey, Celebrate the Community Power Play and help the Jacket Backers give a little back to our community!

Wednesday
Oct162013

Cam Atkinson Scores Community Power Play Goal #4 in Detroit

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty ImagesTuesday night in Detroit, Cam Atkinson's unassisted power play goal was the Blue Jackets' 4th power play goal of the season.

Those 4 goals bring the Jacket Backers' donation to the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation up to $40.  In addition to our $40 we have collected an additional $95, bringing our total donation raised to date up to $135.

Thank you to everyone that has contributed so far - Let's keep it rolling.

Celebrate Life, Celebrate Hockey, Celebrate the Community Power Play and help the Jacket Backers give a little back to our community!

Sunday
Oct132013

Jack Johnson with Community Power Play Goal #3

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty ImageDuring Saturday's game against Boston - Jack Johnson scored the Blue Jackets' third Power Play goal of the season.

Assisted by James Wisnieski and Marion Gaborik, this goal raised an additional $42 for the Blue Jackets Foundation.  Year to date we have now raised $124.

Celebrate Life, Celebrate Hockey, Celebrate the Community Power Play and help the Jacket Backers give a little back to our community!

Wednesday
Oct092013

Jacket Backers Travel Planning 2013 - 2014

We have been hard at work planning trips for the upcoming season.  We are working on a number of opportunities and they are in various states of completion.  We currently have over 300 tickets purchased or reserved in 6 different cities.  We are still working on a couple more possibilities.  As of 10/9/13 this is what we know:

Washington Capitals - 10/19/13 - SOLD OUT- Tickets only, travel on your own or carpool.  Hotel discount code available for the Hampton Inn in Silver Spring, MD.  Tickets are $95 each.  

These tickets are currently sold out.  Only use the Buy Now button below if you have already made arrangements to purchase these tickets!  

Click Here for Full Details.  

Pittsburgh Penguins - 11/1/13 - CANCELLED 9/5/13 - Group Ticket Sales began Monday 8/26/13.  We were planning on purchasing at least 30 tickets for this game but Pittsburgh's group pricing structure has changed.  Despite being told that upper bowl group seating would be available for this game, we are now being told that only lower bowl tickets are available for group sale at $145 - $155 per ticket.

With the price increase, we were unable to find enough interested people to purchase a block of tickets.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Ottawa Senators - 11/17/13 - Update:  Time is running out to join this trip.  We currently have 16 people going to Ottawa.  We have to make our final ticket commitment and payment on 10/14.  If you are interested in going on this trip, please purchase your ticket by Sunday 10/13 at 9:00pm.

Tickets only, travel on your own or car pool. Please remember that you will need a valid, signed passport to travel to and from Canada.  Hotel discount code available for the Holiday Inn & Suites - Ottawa Downtown.  Click here for full details.

Buffalo Sabres - 1/18/14 - We have our bus trip planned.  We have 68 tickets and a 54 passenger bus reserved.  We have reservations at the Hyatt within one mile of the First Niagara Center.  (There is free metro service from the hotel to the arena).  The complete bus package will cost $210 per person (based on 2 people to hotel room).  

PLEASE NOTE:  THE BUS IS CURRENTLY FULL - TICKETS ONLY ARE STILL AVAILABLE - PLEASE USE THE BUTTON BELOW TO PAY FOR THE BUS TRIP ONLY IF YOU ALREADY HAVE MADE ARRANGEMENTS OR UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE PUTTING YOURSELF ON A WAITING LIST.

Click Here for full Details.

Buffalo Bus Trip 1/18/14

Nashville Predators - 3/8/14 - We have our bus trip planned.  We have a block of 120 tickets reserved.  Our tickets will be in or near Sections 223 & 224.  We have rooms reserved at the Best Western, Downtown Convention Center within .4 miles of Bridgestone Arena. The complete bus trip costs $230 (based on 2 people to hotel room).  We also have a limited number of tickets only available for $74 each.  Click here for full details.

Nashville Trip Options 3/8/14

New York Islanders - 3/23/14 - We have had very limited feedback about going to New York. If you are interested in seeing if we can get enough interest on a block of tickets please contact Chris at travel@jacketbackers.org.  If we get enough interest, we can see if we can still purchase group seating.

Tampa Bay Lightning/Florida Panthers - 4/11/14 and 4/12/14 - We have reserved blocks of tickets for both games in Florida.  For the Tampa Lightning game we will be seated in Club Level 209 and the tickets are $53 each.  For the Florida Panthers we will be seated in Section 125 and the tickets are $62 each.

We are also looking to see if we can provide shuttle service from Tampa to Miami and back, as well as find hotel discounts for our group.  You would be responsible for your own air transportation to and from Florida.  Please remember that this is Spring Break Season, so book your travel early (or when you believe you have the best price!)

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Super Secret Bonus Trip?? - Carolina Hurricanes - 3/29/14 - Ok, we have a lot here already, but it is our first year in the east ya know and we were just kind of thinking.....

Contact travel@jacketbackers.org and let us know if you would be interested in a ticket or a bus trip to Carolina!