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Next Planning Meeting

Monthly Planning Meeting

Date: June 25, 2018

Meeting Time: 6:30 

Location:  5499 Ten Pin Alley, Hilliard, OH 43026



RSVP to Laing at vice_president@jacketbackers.org




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674 Members 2014 - 15 Season

758 Members 2013 - 14 Season

539 Members 2012 - 13 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.

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Community Power Play

$1760 YTD Raised in the 2017-2018 Season for The Blue Jackets Foundation #CommunityPowerPlay Goal!

$2620 Raised in the 2016-2017

 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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Meeting Notes: 11/6

We apologize to everyone who was able to attend for the change in location! We will try to make sure the meeting room is not double-booked with a birthday party for the next meeting!

Travel Update: If you are looking at going on the Buffalo trip, the Crunch Corps would like to meet you! They will be attending the Buffalo game with us, and have offered to host us for a dinner after the Syracuse game! Please contact Jeff and Anne Little if you would still like to go but have not purchased your ticket yet!


We Want Your Pictures!: The Technical committee has created a Flickr account for the Jacket Backers for photos of our game watching parties, trips, and other events! If you have photos you'd like to share, please contact Brian Maurer, Matt Wagner, or another member of the Technical Team!


Community Service: This month's service project will be a food drive for the Canal Winchester and Lancaster food banks for this holiday season. Our goal is to provide a complete Thanksgiving meal to each food bank. Please contact Kelly Patterson if you'd like to help!


Show Your Spirit!: Our new Jacket Backers temporary tattoos have arrived! Get yours for FREE today at the JB Table in the arena behind section 115, or at any Jacket Backers event!


Are You Ready To Deck The Halls?: Look for the Jacket Backers Holiday Mini Tree which will be displayed in arena soon for the Blue Jackets Foundation Auction, featuring the Past, Present, and Future of the Blue Jackets! A number of officers have donated their favorite memorabilia - this will be one tree you don't want to miss! Your bid on our tree will help us help the foundation - you're guaranteed to find the perfect place for it in your home!


What Is WINTERGATE? You'll just have to keep watching www.jacketbackers.org to find out...


Arch Madness


Hey Jacket Backers - wanna talk hockey?
This Friday, November 7 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Arch Madness from QFM96 at the Garage Bar - located at 147 Vine Street, Arena District
Per QFM96 - Join Archie at the Garage Bar located on 147 Vine Street in the Arena District "for your chance to win some kick ass QFM96 prizes & more..."
Archie is planning to broadcast 2 shows per month from the Garage pregame talking about Jackets Hockey and hoping we'll join him to promote the fun!
Get out the word... just good hockey talk for Jackets fans by a fan!  We're also hoping to turn on the listening community to our trips and events.



Travel Update

Buffalo - November 14


Pittsburgh - February 6



Buffalo - We have a block of 26 tickets purchased in Section 323.  Tickets are $66 for members and $86 for non members.  So far 10 of the tickets have sold and all of those 10 are planing to continue to Syracuse on Saturday to see the Syracuse Crunch battle the Chicago Wolves.  Let us know if you want to journey on to Syracuse so that we can get the proper number of tickets there. 

Pittsburgh - We have a block of 40 tickets purchased in Section B31.  Tickets are $120 for members and $140 for non-members.  Tickets in Pittsburgh are a rare find, with pairs unavailable from the ticket office.  We have 30 people committed and 10 tickets remaining (yes we have had a few people drop out and a few others buy).  We have not yet worked on any lodging arrangements for Pittsburgh.

Contact Jeff or Anne Little at travel@jacketbackers.org to purchase your tickets or if you have any questions.

In Buffalo, many of us are planning on staying at the Adam's Mark that is an easy walk to the game.  They were unwilling to offer us a group rate but the best prices can be obtained directly through their website.  Currently $139 per night.  In Syracuse, we will be staying at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel.  They have offered us a group rate of $105 per night.  To receive this rate use the codes "cbjcbjg" - for a king room or "cbjcbjs" - for a room with 2 double beds.  Currently these rooms are $179 through Travelocity.


Exclusive Members Only Tour of Nationwide Arena - DATE CHANGE!!!


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 08-09 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 have scheduled 2 dates:

Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 1:00pm - Huge Success

Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 6:30pm


RSVP to Jessica Jones at activities@jacketbackers.org for the Thursday, November 13, 2008 event by Wednesday, November 12, 2008.


RSVP Deadline - Arena Tour 1


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 08-09 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 have scheduled 2 dates:

Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 1:00pm

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 6:30pm


RSVP to Jessica Jones at activities@jacketbackers.org for the Saturday, October 25, 2008 event by Wednesday, October 22, 2008 and for the Wednesday, November 19, 2008 event by Saturday, November 15, 2008.


Travel Update - Buffalo and Pittsburgh

We have tickets in hand for Buffalo and a few Pittsburgh tickets left!
We have decided to make the Buffalo trip a "tickets-only"
trip.  We have purchased 26 tickets in section 323, Rows 6, 7, 8 
Buffalo Tickets are $66.00 for members and $86.00 for non-members.
Pittsburgh Tickets are in Section B31 - $120 for members and $140 for non-members.
Tickets will be sold in the order payment is received.
The sooner we sell these seats, the faster we can plan our next travel opportunity!  We can't wait to follow our Jackets on the road. To purchase your seats, bring your check to the Jacket Backers table behind section 115, or request a PayPal invoice from Brian Maurer at treasurer@jacketbackers.org.
FYI, per Google Maps:
From Nationwide Arena to the Buffalo Arena, it is 329 miles, or about 5 hours 27 mins.
From Buffalo to the War Memorial in
Syracuse, if you wanted to catch the Crunch the next day, it is an additional 152 miles, or about 2 hours 29 mins.
From Syracuse back to
Nationwide Arena, it is 471 miles, or about 7 hours 36 mins.
Nationwide Arena to the Pittsburgh Arena, it is 187 miles, or about 3 hours 9 mins.



Game Watching Party - Winking Lizard

Game Watching Party

When: Monday, November 3, 2008

Where: Winking Lizard Crosswoods (100 Hutchinson Ave., Columbus, OH)

Time: 6:30pm - Pre-Game

          7:00pm - Drop of the Puck

Add'l Info: The cost of the event will be $8.00 per person.  Price will include Wings, Potato Skins, Chicken Fingers and Breaded Ravioli.  In addition, Winking Lizard will offer a full dinner menu and bar menu.

RSVP: Please RSVP to Jessica Jones at activities@jacketbackers.org ASAP.



Membership Special

Win a Free Team Signed Stick!

Join the club or renew your membership before October 31, 2008 to be entered in this exclusive members only drawing.

That's right anyone that has paid for their 2008 - 2009 membership will be entered into a free drawing to win a Columbus Blue Jackets  Team Signed Stick.  The stick was signed by the 2007 - 2008 team and the drawing will be held at our game watching event at the Winking Lizard on November 3rd.  You do not need to be present to win, but why would you want to miss out on the fun?


Fund Raiser Event - BD's Mongolian BBQ

Fund Raiser Event

Join the Jacket Backers Officers & Members for a Guest Griller Fund Raising Event at BD's Mongolian BBQ.

Door prizes and Raffle items to be given away during the event!!!

When: Monday, November 10, 2008

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Where: BD's Mongolian BBQ (Sawmill Rd.)

Cost: $20.00 per Adult and $12.00 per Child (Price includes all you can eat stir fry, soup, salad and non-alcoholic beverages).


To purchase tickets for this event, contact Jessica Jones at activities@jacketbackers.org


Discount Tickets Available in Nashville - Nov. 18, 2008

Very short notice, but if anyone is interested in travelling to Nashville this weekend, we just received this information today.  Nashville is offering discounted tickets for this Saturday's game.  The Jacket Backers are not organizing a group trip of any kind but just passing this info along in case anyone is interested.

  • $71 Premium Lower Bowl ($91 gate)
  • $61 Lower Bowl Center ($81 gate)
  • $51 Lower Bowl Endzone ($70 gate)
  • $47 Shoot Once Club ($64 gate)
  • $35 Mezzanine ($52 gate)
  • $27 Sideline Balcony ($42 gate)
  • $20 Goal Zone ($36 gate)


Call Dan Shaefer at (615) 770-2115 to order your tickets today!