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Thursday December 10, 2015 at 6:30pm



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



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Membership Update

2015-16 Membership as of 09/18/2015

409 (35 New and 374 Renewals)

1,823 Subscribers to our Email List

Membership Benchmarks

718 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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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

$565 Raised in the 2015-2016 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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Game Watching Party - Big Cannon Blowout - Friday, October 10, 2015

BOOM! Come get PUCKED UP with us at Dick's Last Resort - Columbus (343 N. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215) this season! The Jacket Backers are teaming up with the CBJ Artillery and Dick's Last Resort to give you the first ‪#‎CBJ‬ Viewing Party of the 2015-2016 Season!

Come out October 10th for the BIG CANNON BLOWOUT. We'll be watching the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the NY Rangers in the Big Apple and give away great prizes to all you 5th Liners that night!

The first 50 5th Liners in attendance will receive FREE fried pickles.  There will be Yuengling Bucket specials.

We will have CBJ prize giveaways and raffles throughout the night!


Join or Renew Your Jacket Backers Membership for the 2015/2016 Season - Be Entered To Win Prizes

Join or Renew your Jacket Backers for the 2015-2016 Season and be entered to win Team Signed Prizes!!!

Click here to Join/Renew!


Join or Renew by the end of the First Rund of the NHL Draft (June 26, 2015) and be entered to win a Team Signed Mini Stick!

Join or Renew by the end of the 2nd Pre-Season Game (during Training Camp) (Tuesday, September 22, 2015) and be entered to win a Team Signed 3D CBJ Logo!

Join or Renew by the end of the First Home Game of the 2015-2016 Regular Season (Friday, October 9, 2015) and be entered to win a Autographed Game Used Nick Foligno Gloves!


Here’s the first trip of the season….

What better way to spend Columbus Day (October 12, 2015) than with the Jacket Backers in Buffalo as the Blue Jackets show the Sabres what “Columbus” Day really means.

This is a Monday game. Game time is 3:00pm so we will be leaving between 6am and 7am and returning before mid-night.

Cost for the bus and ticket is $150.

We are currently holding all of our tickets for bus passengers.  A limited number of ticket only options may become available.  Please contact travel@jacketbackers.org if you are interested in tickets only.

Keep watching this page for more information on this season’s trips……


Memorabilia Mart presented by Jacket Backers & RBar

Mark your calendar for Sunday, August 30th, 1-5pm. Doors will open at 11am for set-up and drop-off.  In case you don't remember our first Hockey Mart from a couple of years ago, here's the scoop. Whether you're interested in Buying, Selling or Donating... Do you have a bunch of hockey "stuff" you're looking to part with? Is there something you've always wanted that someone else might have?  Are you downsizing your "hockey cave" or ready to make room for new hockey collection items of your own?  Just want to give us some of your old "stuff" as a fundraiser?  Never fear - Hockey Memorabilia Mart is here!  This event is a fundraiser for our club and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to local charities.  This event is family-friendly & ok to bring your kids to!

To SELL items:  you can either 1 - name your price and consign an item(s) and 25% will go to the club or 2 - purchase an area of approximately 4' for $25 to better feature your own items!  Table space is limited - to reserve your spot and/or make prior arrangements to consign or donate items, please contact Julie at president@jacketbackers.org!

To DONATE items: you can either make arrangements to drop them off ahead of time or arrive early on the day of the sale to hand them over!  (If clothing, clean, gently-used items please.)

To BUY items: you can either show up and buy items outright or participate in our silent auction where select items will be featured!

There's no cost to attend.  R Bar is located at 
413 N Front Street, 43215 in the Arena District!  Plus you can take advantage of RBar's Sunday specials while you're there: 1 topping pizza and a pitcher of beer for only $14, and $3 Sailor Jerry drinks.

Jerseys/Street Banners/Pucks/Cards/Giveaways... there's no telling what new-to-you treasures you might find!


Columbus Clippers Game (Summer Outing) - SOLD OUT

Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo Mud Hens
Friday, August 28, 2015, 7:15 pm

It may be the off-season for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Jacket Backers, but why not spend a summer evening with the Jacket Backers at a Columbus Clippers game.

We have purchased All You Can Eat Seats in the Wendy's Hamburger Balcony High-Top Seating area.  Your ticket will include an All You Can Eat Buffet including: Hamburger Sliders, Mini Hot Dogs, Potato Chips, Popcorn, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Bottled Water & Soda.

In addition, it is Friday Happy Hour at the ballpark on the Right Field Plaza.  Take advantage of these drink and food specials from 5:30-7pm: 12oz Domestic - $2.25, 12oz. Premium $3.25 and City Barbeque Pulled Pork Sandwiches 2 for $5.00.

The Jacket Backers have a limited amount of tickets available.  Tickets will be $25.00 each (adult, child and/or senior).

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity and join other Jacket Backers, you can contact Jessica Jones at activities@jacketbackers.org with how many tickets you would like to purchase and any additional questions you may have.

See you at the ballpark. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks.......


Volunteers needed for Red White & BOOM Beverage Stands on Nationwide Plaza 

The Three-Legged Mare is once again a sponsor of this year's Red, White & BOOM! on July 3rd and they have invited the Jacket Backers to man some of their beverage stands to help us spread the word about our club and raise tips for a fundraiser!  We are looking for volunteers of all ages, you don't have to be 21 or over!!!

They will be running all of the beverage stands on Nationwide Plaza and the street will be blocked off and a stage nearby. Click here for a map and stage schedules.We will be allowed to help promote the club as well as sell memberships, merchandise, etc. We are looking for as many volunteers as possible. It sounds like a great time and great way to meet a lot of new faces.

We'll need people from around 3 pm - midnight and you would be helping in shifts, minimum of 4 hours, but feel free to stay as long as you would like.  We have the following volunteer time slots available: 3:00pm - 7:00pm, 4:00pm - 8:00pm, 5:00pm - 9:00pm, 7:00pm - 11:00pm.  We are also looking for volunteers to assist in the clean-up after the event.

Everyone who volunteers/works for a minimum of one time shift will receive a $20.00 gift card to the Three-Legged Mare; the more you help, the more you receive.  Some volunteers may also receive a free t-shirt and wristband to enjoy the sponsors' hospitality tent (which includes foods & drink); if our staffing levels permit!  If you can't help for a full 4 hours but would still like to lend a hand, we can certainly use your help!

Please respond ASAP if you can help out to Jessica at activities@jacketbackers.org and let her know what hours you would be available to help! The more help we can get, the more funds we can raise!


Jacket Backers Annual Elections and Get-Together - 06/17/15

Join us at King Avenue 5, Wednesday. June 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Everyone in attendance will be entered to win a Team Signed CBJ Jersey, as well as other CBJ signed items!!

King Avenue 5 is at 945 King Ave., Columbus, OH 43212. We'll be in the "big private room".  All officer positions are up for election at this time; click here for a list of offices and their descriptions. We'd love to have your help and are in search of fresh faces and new ideas! Please consider running for a position or tell us who you think would do a great job at a particular spot; or stop by and offer your ideas on how you can help us improve our club in other ways. Nominations can be sent to mailto: nominations@jacketbackers.org and click here to learn about our election procedures. We'll try to get through the business stuff quickly so we can socialize and talk hockey and catch up with each other! RSVP appreciated to mailto:president@jacketbackers.org but not required, so we can let King Avenue 5 know how to staff accordingly. Friends are welcome to attend. Thanks for your help and see you there!

King Avenue 5 offers Happy Hour drink specials until 7pm and the Jacket Backers will have a few appetizers to share with everyone in attendance.


Jacket Backers Road Trip, March 28, 2015 - St. Louis

Join the Jacket Backers invasion of the Scottrade Center to cheer




Package will include:

  • Game Ticket - Seating with 60 hard core CBJ fans
  • Deluxe Motor Coach travel to and from St. Louis aboard the FunBus
  • Overnight Accommodations
  • 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*:
Single Occupancy - $330
Double Occupancy - $255
Triple Occupancy - $240
Quadruple Occupancy - $230
We also have a limited number of tickets only (no bus, no hotel) for $80 each.

Bus leaves EARLY Saturday morning and returns to Columbus Sunday late afternoon.

Contact travel@jacketbackers.org with any questions or requests 

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

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Game Watching Party - Tavern At The Creek  

Jacket Backers Game Watching (CBJ vs. Detroit Red Wings)

When: Thursday, March 12, 2015

Where: Tavern at the Creek - 2475 Africa Rd., Galena, OH 43021

Time: 7:00pm - Pre-Game / 7:30pm - Drop of the Puck

Add'l Info: Giveaways and Raffles throughout the evening.


Exclusive Members Only Ice Skating Event - Thursday, February 5, 2015

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 activities@jacketbackers.org and let her know how many adults and children will be attending, or if you have any other questions on the event.
If you haven't joined/renewed for the 2014-2015 season, you can do so here, your membership will include the remainder of the 2014-2015 and the 2015-2016 season.
Hope to see you there!