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Blue Jackets Players To Be Featured In Exclusive 'Black Tie. Blue Jackets.'

Tuesday, 12.19.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Blue Jackets Players To Be Featured In Exclusive \'Black Tie. Blue Jackets.\'

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Several Columbus Blue Jackets players and their wives/girlfriends will take turns as celebrity models alongside pediatric cancer heroes from Columbus Children’s Hospital during a charity style show at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Men’s Department On One at Polaris Fashion Place on Wednesday, January 10 from 6-8 p.m. Proceeds from “Black Tie. Blue Jackets.” will benefit the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation’s local Hats For Heroes program and the national childhood cancer research organization, CureSearch.

Players scheduled to appear include Adam Foote, David Vyborny, Rostislav Klesla, Gilbert Brule, Manny Malhotra, Ron Hainsey, Aaron Johnson and this year’s Hats For Heroes team captain, Jody Shelley. Guests can expect to see the players walk the runway clad in styles by featured designers such as Abboud, Armani, Theory and Hugo Boss. In addition, Blue Jackets broadcasters Jeff Rimer, Danny Gare and George Matthews will lend a hand as event emcees.

For a $50 donation to the Blue Jackets Foundation, guests receive admission to the style show, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, a chance to meet the models after the show and an opportunity to bid on exclusive silent auction items. Guests will also receive a $50 Saks gift card to be used on purchases that evening. Reservations for this limited-seating event are being accepted by phone at (614) 246-3707.

The Blue Jackets Foundation was founded in March 2000 and has since donated over $1 million dollars to local non-profit organizations dedicated to one or more of its main pillars of giving: pediatric cancer, education, children’s health and safety and the development of youth and amateur hockey.

About Hats For Heroes: The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation’s Hats For Heroes program was founded in 2000 to both raise money to fight pediatric cancer and lift the spirits of children battling pediatric cancer or any life- threatening illness. To date, $300,000 has been raised by this program.

About CureSearch: CureSearch unites the world’s largest childhood cancer research organization, the Children’s Oncology Group, and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation through the shared mission to cure childhood cancer. CureSearch is an official partner of the National Hockey League’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. 

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