Columbus Blue Jackets Development Coach Tyler Wright Completes Subaru Ironman Canada, raises $40,000 for the Fight against Pediatric Cancer

Blue Jackets Foundation continues to accept donations in honor of Wright’s accomplishment

Monday, 08.30.2010 / 11:38 AM / News
By Blue Jackets Staff  - Writer

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Former Blue Jackets player and current development coach Tyler Wright completed the 2010 Subaru Ironman Canada in Penticton, British Columbia yesterday and raised nearly $40,000 to support the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation’s fight against pediatric cancer. As a first-time Ironman participant, Wright completed the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run in 12 hours, 29 minutes, 59 seconds.

Supporters wishing to contribute in honor of Wright's accomplishment may still do so by visiting www.BlueJacketsFoundation.org to make an online, tax-deductible donation.

Tyler Wright's Race to Fight Pediatric Cancer presented by BlackBerry and Trek Bicycle Stores of Columbus enabled Wright to use his personal challenge as a fundraising vehicle to commemorate the Blue Jackets Foundation's 10th season of giving. As the founder of the Hats For Heroes program 10 years ago, Tyler has been instrumental in helping the Foundation raise over $1 million for the cause.

"This journey has been one of the greatest challenges and most rewarding experiences of my life," said Wright after the race. "My months of training and 12 ½ hours on the race course were an amazing personal accomplishment, but its nothing compared to the fight these kids and their families face everyday. Words can hardly describe how grateful I am to everyone who supported me – my family, my sponsors at Blackberry and Trek, and each individual who gave whatever they could to help us raise almost $40,000."

The fight against pediatric cancer remains the Blue Jackets Foundation's signature focus for much of its fundraising, programming, and grant-making efforts. Dollars raised currently fund a variety of support programs for pediatric cancer patients and their families, critical research projects and assistance in providing palliative care to young victims.

Since its inception 10 years ago, the Foundation has awarded nearly $3 million in community grants to non-profit organizations that serve the Foundation's main pillars of giving: pediatric cancer; education; children’s health and safety; and the development of youth and amateur hockey. For information on the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation, visit www.BlueJacketsFoundation.org.

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 1 1 1 0 2
D. MacKenzie 1 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 1 1 0 1 1
B. Dubinsky 1 0 1 1 1
B. Jenner 1 0 1 -1 1
F. Tyutin 1 0 0 -1 0
J. Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0
B. Comeau 1 0 0 -1 0
N. Nikitin 1 0 0 0 0
J. Skille 1 0 0 -1 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 0 1 0 .875 4.07
 
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