Next Planning Meeting

Wed., May 7, 2014

6:30 pm

PANERA (Dublin, Avery)

6665 Perimeter Loop Rd., Dublin, 43017

All Members and Friends Welcome

RSVP please to Julie at so we can save you a seat!

Membership Update

2013-14 Membership as of 4/16/14

637 (194 New and 443 Renewals)

1,382 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

$1,610 Raised to date for The Blue Jackets Foundation!

The Blue Jackets' 55 Power Play Goals mean $1,310 donated by the Jacket Backers plus an additional $300 of generous donations collected for the CBJ Foundation.

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2013 Central Division Tweetup - Saturday, August 3, 2013

"A Gathering Of Tribes" in Nashville, TN, to celebrate all that is great about the sport of hockey and the Central Division teams that we love. 100% of the proceeds from the raffles will go back to the five Central Division teams Foundations and to the NHL Alumni Association charity.

Tentative Schedule TBA of events for the CDTU on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

The location is "Bar Louie", 314 11th... Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 457-1632

Please RSVP and let us you will be attending this event.
For continual updated information, please click here to visit the CDTU FaceBook page!!!

Jacket Backers Summer Blood Drive - Saturday, June 8th! 

The Jacket Backers are sponsoring a Blood Drive at Memorial Baptist Church on Saturday, June 8th!

Join us at 2435 Eakin Road, Columbus, OH 43204 from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

To schedule, head to the website here or email Kelly Patterson at or call Chris Tucker at (937) 642-5000.

Double red donor slots available, but are limited, so don't delay!

All donors will automatically be entered in the Jacket Backers raffle for Blue Jacket memorabilia.

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community.  Nationwide, someone needs a pint of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

As well, if you are planning on attending and would like to bring a snack to share at the refreshments table, you are welcome to do so.

Please contact Kelly Patterson at to volunteer at the drive and to let her know if you'll be bringing a snack.

The American Red Cross and the Jacket Backers Thank You for giving the gift of life.


Jacket Backers Adopt a Highway

The Jacket Backers have adopted a stretch of I-71 between mile markers 112 and 114.  Look for our signs on Northbound I-71 at mile post 112 near the Hudson Street Exit and on Southbound I-71 at mile post 114 near the North Broadway Exit.  We can't wait to keep our little section of Columbus cleaner.

We will let you know when our "Clean Up" days are in case you would like to help.

Thank you to our Community Service Chair, Kelly, for making this happen - seeing those signs on the freeway is fantastic.


Reading Material Drive for Ohio Health!

We are seeking donations of reading material for Ohio Health Hospitals for patients and family members.  Items needed: Books, Coloring Books, Crosswords or Puzzle Books, New or Used Magazines (not too old please!).

If you have anything appropriate to donate, please bring to the next scheduled game watching party on Thursday, April 25, 2013 (Buffalo Wild Wings (Powell), 3878 Attucks Dr., Powell, OH 43065).  We will also be accepting monetary donations at the Game Watching Party to purchase items!

Please contact Kelly Patterson at if you would like to donate or have any additional questions!


Exclusive Members Only Ice Skating Event - Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 / 6pm-9pm
Members, family members and guests (within reason) are invited to join in this free event.  We will be sharing the ice at Nationwide this evening with arena volunteers.  Free skate rental will be provided.  Skaters of all abilities welcome.  Enjoy figure skating or try your hand at making a few shots on goal!
Please RSVP to Jessica at and let her know how many adults and children will be attending, or if you have any other questions on the event.
Hope to see you there!

Jacket Backers Planning Meeting Summary, March 26, 2013, 6:30 PM

Location:  Bob Evans, 3140 Olentangy Road, Columbus Ohio, 43202

  1. President thanked everyone for attending.
  2. Secretary:  2006 Bi-Laws with 2008 amendment were put into electronic form.  Working in committee to update.
  3. Asst Treasurer:  Periodically verifying Jacket Backer accounts. 
  4. Membership      New Membership cards design was reviewed. Free High School playoff tickets were offered to members.
  5. Activities chair:  Members skate event date changed to 4/24/2013, 6-9PM.  Tour postponed until offseason.   Jacket Backer members plan to join #CBJBWW game watching parties. (4/21/2013 update:  last one is 4/25/2013 at BWW, 3878 Attucks Drive, Powell, 8:30 PM at Dallas).

  6. Travel:  St. Louis trip – The bus was cancelled.  A block of tickets was committed.  Eighteen (18) people attended.  Detroit trip - There were 28 people on the bus.  Six (6) people bought tickets only.  Nashville – There were 49 people.  Feed back from a member in attendance:  “had a great time on the Detroit trip!”  T.J was nominated for travel chair, seconded, accepted by T.J.  Vote was unanimous. 

  7. Community Service:  Ohio health coloring books/magazines, $100 proposed to pay toward buying some, motion, seconded, and voted unanimous.  Donation to Hockey fights Cancer was suggested. $200 was proposed, seconded. Approved.


CONGRATS to #CBJSocial Suite tickets winner Drew Chambers!

Thank you so much to all of you who tweeted and FB commented on where you'd like to go on our road trips next year.  It took us awhile to compile and select our winner, member Drew Chambers!

No surprises - New York Rangers was the most mentioned trip, 38 of you said you'd like to go there!

Philly was next at 17. 

One of you mentioned heading to Philips Arena in Atlanta to thank them for allowing us to move East!

Other mentioned trips in order of popularity:  Pittsburgh 15, New York Islanders 11, Washington 10, Toronto and Boston tied at 9 each, Detroit 5, Buffalo 4, Nashville 3, Montreal Ottawa and Springfield all tied at 2, and with single mentions Colorado, Florida, Carolina, New Jersey, Columbus, Winnipeg, Chicago, Vancouver and San Jose.  Kinda surprised no one mentioned Edmonton, LA, Phoenix, Dallas, Tampa, Anaheim, Calgary, St. Louis or Minnesota as places they'd most like to head.

We're looking forward to being able to put together some great road trips for next year's season in the East!




Win 2 tickets to Fri 4/12 #CBJSocial Suite

We've got 2 tickets for this Fri 4/12's #CBJSocial Suite that you...yes, you...could win! And this Friday night the suite is being super-sized & moving to a Party Tower! Here's what you need to do: Either respond to our Facebook post or Tweet us (@JacketBackers) and let us know where we should #CBJroadtrip next season. Deadline is Thurs 4/11 at 9pm. (Winner will be randomly drawn and announced shortly after 9pm.) 



Join Dalton Prout, Matt Calvert & Mark Letestu at BBR Tuesday-April 2, 2013 from 7-9pm for Yuengling’s Celebrity Bartender. Proceeds benefit the Blue Jackets Foundation.


Exclusive Members Only Tour of Nationwide Arena - 2 Dates Scheduled

Would you like a tour of Nationwide Arena?  See the arena from top to bottom, including the Locker Room!!!

The Jacket Backers Members have been given the opportunity to take a tour of Nationwide Arena.

Monday, March 11, 2013, starting at 6:30pm


Have you taken the tour with our group before, join us again as we have heard some things have changed!!!

This event is open to all current paid members of the 2013 season and their families.

Not yet a member?  Click on Membership Signup to join today and take advantage of this exclusive event.

RSVP to Jessica Jones at by Thursday, March 7, 2013 for the Monday, March 10, 2013 tour and by March 25, 2013 for the Saturday, March 30, 2013 tour.  Please include the number of adults and children attending!!

Further information to be sent for parking and meeting place at a later time!!!

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