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Columbus Blue Jackets Host Annual "Jackets for Jackets" Coat Drive During Upcoming Home Games

Coat collection to benefit The Salvation Army of Central Ohio begins Tuesday, November 15

Tuesday, 11.08.2011 / 10:00 AM / News
By Blue Jackets Staff  - Writer
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Columbus Blue Jackets Host Annual \"Jackets for Jackets\" Coat Drive During Upcoming Home Games

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets are asking fans to join them in supporting The Salvation Army in Central Ohio’s efforts to help local families in need this holiday season by donating a coat during collections at several upcoming home games, starting Tuesday, Nov. 15 when the Jackets host the Minnesota Wild.

The Blue Jackets and WBNS 10TV are partnering again in support of the 5th annual “Jackets for Jackets” coat drive to help keep central Ohio families warm this winter. Fans are encouraged to help by bringing new or gently used jackets of all sizes to four upcoming Blue Jackets games at Nationwide Arena: Tuesday, Nov. 15 (vs. Minnesota), Monday, Nov. 21 (vs. Calgary), Friday, Nov. 25 (vs. Buffalo) and Sunday, Nov. 27 (vs. St. Louis). All of the jackets collected will be donated to the Salvation Army and then redistributed to local families in need.

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The Blue Jackets players’ wives and girlfriends, known as the Lady Jackets, will be collecting coats alongside 10TV news anchors/reporters on designated game nights. All donors will receive vouchers for discounts on Blue Jackets tickets and skating passes at all Chiller Ice Rinks. For fans that are unable to make a game-night donation at Nationwide Arena, jackets will also be accepted at the OhioHealth Ice Haus, all OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks (Dublin, Easton, North, Worthington) and at the FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing.

The Blue Jackets return to action Thursday when they host the Chicago Blackhawks during Military Night at Nationwide Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network, including 97.1 The Fan and online at BlueJackets.com.

Single game tickets for the Blue Jackets home games starting at $26 are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com, the official club web site, and www.ticketmaster.com.

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