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Black Tie. Blue Jackets. Raises Over $10,000

Thursday, 01.11.2007 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Black Tie. Blue Jackets. Raises Over $10,000

Several Columbus Blue Jackets players and their wives/girlfriends took 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.  The event raised over $10,000 and the proceeds from “Black Tie.  Blue Jackets.” will go to the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation’s local Hats For Heroes program and CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation.

 Players who appeared included Adam Foote, David Vyborny, Rostislav Klesla, Gilbert Brule, Manny Malhotra, Ron Hainsey and Aaron Johnson.  Guests saw 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 were there to lend a hand as event emcees.

                 “It was a lot of fun having the kids come out with us, they seemed like they had a great time,” Hainsey said. “A lot of money was raised for a great cause and I was just happy to be invited to do it.”

 For a $50 donation to the Blue Jackets Foundation, guests received 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 also received a $50 Saks gift card to be used on purchases that evening.

 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.   For more information, visit www.CureSearch.org


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