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Hockey Is for Everyone uses the game of hockey - and the NHL's global influence - to drive positive social change and foster more inclusive communities. We support any teammate, coach or fan who brings heart, energy and passion to the rink. We believe all hockey programs - from professionals to youth organizations - should provide a safe, positive and inclusive environment for players and families regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.

Game-Night Activities

The Columbus Blue Jackets are once again thrilled to join the National Hockey League this February in support of Hockey Is For Everyone Month. The annual Hockey Is For Everyone Night presented by Vorys will take place on Friday, February 7 when the Jackets host the Detroit Red Wings.

Throughout the game fans will see moments to celebrate diversity and inclusion in the sport of hockey, including a special rendition of the National Anthem will be performed as the Gay Men's Chorus join Leo!

 

Activities Throughout the Month

In recognition of Hockey Is For Everyone month, presented by Vorys, the Columbus Blue Jackets will celebrate inclusion in the sport by hosting a variety of on-ice and off-ice clinics, STEM-focused school field trips and game-day activities intended to demonstrate the platform of hockey and life skills that transcend the sport.

Among the 19 events the Blue Jackets will host over the 28-day month will be five Hockey To Go street hockey clinics at after-school sites; six Power Play Challenge field trips at OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks; and two Get Out And Learn! (GOAL) sessions that give kids (ages 5-8) who have never ice skated a chance to try hockey for free. 

In addition to the above programming that the club executes on a regular basis, the following special events highlight the month's activities: Seated floor hockey game at Worthington Christian Village Retirement Community, Street hockey equipment donation to Worthington Parks & Recreation, Girl Scout Day at Nationwide Arena, Hockey Scholar field trip/practice visit at Nationwide Arena and more!

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