White header with Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey Is For Everyone, presented by Vorys, logo to the left. Photo of various ice hockey players on the ice at Nationwide Arena to the left.

The Columbus Blue Jackets will celebrate diversity and inclusion in the sport with Hockey is for Everyone Night, presented by Vorys, when the Jackets host the Vancouver Canucks on Monday, January 15, 2024. The game will be highlighted by video recognitions throughout the game, representing a wide spectrum of leagues, programs, and fundraising activities.

What is Hockey Is For Everyone?

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, or socio-economic status. Simply put, Hockey is for Everyone.

Show Your Support


  • Features Hockey is for Everyone - themed items
  • To participate, text CBJAUCTION to 76278 or visit cbjauction.givesmart.com

Jersey Raffle

  • Each raffle ticket is $10 and can be purchased in person during the Hockey is For Everyone game on the BLT.
  • Can't come to the game? To participate, text CBJAUCTIONto 76278 or visit cbjauction.givesmart.com


  • Limited Hockey is for Everyone autographed mystery pucks.
  • "We Stand Together” t-shirts
  • To purchase, text CBJAUCTION to 76278 or visit cbjauction.givesmart.com.

50/50 Raffle

  • The Hockey is For Everyone game day raffle will benefit the CBJ Foundation specifically designated to support the Foundation's efforts in removing barriers to the game of hockey, allowing every child the opportunity to play the sport we love.
  • To participate, fans can purchase raffle tickets at www.bluejackets.com/5050raffle or in person at the game.


A Look Back

The Columbus Blue Jackets are committed to inclusion and breaking down barriers of entry to hockey through ongoing programming listed below. In addition, each season through our Group Ticketing Department, the Blue Jackets host a variety of groups, including Autism Awareness Night, Deaf Awareness Night, Pride Night, Jewish Heritage Night, and more.

Ebony & Essence Wyse faced adversity to help inspire the next generation of women on Hockey is For Everyone Night, pres. by Vorys Law.

Meet John Haferman, the Executive Director of Columbus Ice Hockey Club.

On Hockey is for Everyone Night, Charlie Cook took the ice and stood with the Blue Jackets for the National Anthem.


The Blue Jackets are committed to the development of youth hockey and breaking down barriers of entry to the sport. From learn to play programs to street hockey initiatives, camps and clinics, the Blue Jackets are granting access to the game for fans of all ages.

Street Jackets

The Street Jackets program provides boys and girls aged 6-14 of all skill levels a safe and fun hockey program, by supplying community partners with the resources to facilitate street hockey classes, camps, and leagues.

Facilities that offer Street Jackets receive equipment donations, training sessions, and curriculum at no cost.


Get Out and Learn, pres. by Safelite

The Columbus Blue Jackets invite first-time participants, boys and girls ages 5 to 9, to try hockey for free through the Get Out And Learn program, presented by Safelite. These on-ice and off-ice clinics will introduce the exciting sport of hockey in a fun and safe environment.

These clinics will introduce the exciting sport of hockey in a fun and safe environment. The Blue Jackets annually host girls-only sessions and sessions for children with visual impairments, physical limitations, and/or special needs.


Girls Hockey Day

The Blue Jackets support the growth and development of female hockey. In partnership with USA Hockey, the Blue Jackets host an annual girls-only clinic at Nationwide Arena. This skill development clinic provides an opportunity for female hockey players to skate alongside each other while having fun.


Hockey For Her, pres. by Bread Financial

Hockey For Her presented by Bread Financial gives females an inside look at the Blue Jackets organization while learning more about the sport of hockey. Participants have the opportunity to take a shot on Nationwide Arena ice, interact with CBJ staff, enjoy a cocktail reception, and more!


Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services

In 2019, the Blue Jackets partnered with ETSS to introduce the game of hockey to a community of kids new to America. Through a number of street hockey programs and special experiences, the Blue Jackets have helped immerse hundreds of kids in the American culture.


Hockey is for Everyone Night, pres. by Vorys

The Blue Jackets celebrate diversity in the sport on Hockey is for Everyone Night, presented by Vorys, by hosting a variety of special game-day activities highlighted by themed recognitions, fan experiences, and fundraisers.


The Blue Jackets support hockey associations in central Ohio that serve athletes with physical limitations, developmental disabilities, and/or visual impairments. These associations are committed to the inclusion and diversity in the game of hockey, demonstrating that hockey is for everyone.

Central Ohio Girls’ Hockey

Central Ohio Girls’ Hockey (COGH) is dedicated to building a strong community of female players and providing focus and opportunities for girls to train and learn to play ice hockey in a fun, safe, and developmental environment. COGH emphasizes core values of fun, confidence, teamwork, sportsmanship, and a lifelong love of the game of ice hockey.


Columbus Blades Sled Hockey

The Columbus Blades Sled Hockey program is for youth, males, and females who have a physical disability limiting one’s ability to play ice hockey in a standing position. Athletes are developed through instruction, encouragement, evaluation, and competition.


Columbus Special Hockey

The mission of Special Hockey is to give people with physical and Developmental Disabilities the chance to play the sport of Ice Hockey in an environment that is adapted to the level of ability in which the athletes are able to participate. Special hockey exists for the enrichment of the athlete with a developmental disability.


Columbus Ice Hockey Club

CIHC is one of 39 NHL Hockey is For Everyone programs and is affiliated with the Columbus Blue Jackets organization. We serve over 3,000 youth per year in our Learn to Play Hockey, Learn to Skate, and hockey team programs, with more than 65% of our participants being minority and more than 25% are female.


Columbus Ohio Gay Lesbian Ally Hockey Association

Columbus Ohio Gay Lesbian Ally Hockey Association (COGLAHA) is a charitable and educational athletic organization for the purpose of competing in regional, national, and international competitions.


Ohio Blind Hockey

Ohio Blind Hockey provides individuals who are blind and visually impaired the opportunity to play ice hockey and be a part of a team that focuses on empowerment and independence.



The Blue Jackets are proud to support NHL initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion in the game of hockey.

Willie O'Ree

The Columbus Blue Jackets join the National Hockey League in honoring the legacy of Willie O'Ree, who in 1958 broke the NHL color barrier. Willie's experience with racism and social justice still resonates today, and his lasting impact on the game and those he's inspired is a testament to his resilience and determination.

Willie provides historical context and depth to Willie O'Ree's journey as the first black player to skate in an NHL game. The film was produced by a team comprised completely of minority and women filmmakers.

We are proud to partner with the NHL and Classroom Champions to provide parents and teachers free resources to start an important conversation about equality with children.