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ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS WELCOME

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm

LOCATION:  Panera Bread
6665 Perimeter Loop Rd, Dublin, OH 43017
 

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

Membership Update

2013-14 Membership as of 8/27/14

728 (273 New and 455 Renewals)

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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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

$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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Sunday
Nov102013

RJ Umberger's Game Winning Power Play Goal Earns the Foundation an Extra $50

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty ImagesBelieving that winning is so much fun - the Jacket Backers will kick in a extra $50 for the Blue Jackets Foundation for each game winning power play goal!

Saturday Night's Community Power Play got started in the first period with Brandon Dubinsky's power play goal ($10) assisted by Mark Letestu and Fedor Tyutin.

RJ Umberger kept the party going with a power play goal to start the third period ($20) - assisted by James Wisniewski and Ryan Johansen - the goal turned out to be the game winner ($50).Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images

The win over the Islanders provided the best night so far of the season for the Community Power Play as the Jacket Backers will donate $80 to the Blue Jackets Foundation for those goals.  Along with an additional $168 collected, our total contribution to the Foundation so far will be $348.

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

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!