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Blue Jackets Foundation and Saks Fifth Avenue Announce Black Tie. Blue Jackets. Style Show presented by Kelly BMW at Hilton Columbus/Polaris on Wednesday, January 28

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – For the third consecutive year, Columbus Blue Jackets players and their wives/girlfriends along with pediatric cancer heroes from Nationwide Children's Hospital will be outfitted by Saks Fifth Avenue as they model the latest fashions in a charity style show at the new Hilton Columbus/Polaris on Wednesday, January 28. Proceeds from the Black Tie. Blue Jackets. Style Show presented by Kelly BMW will benefit the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation’s local Hats For Heroes program and related pediatric cancer research initiatives including Flashes of Hope.

Due to the tremendous support of the previous two shows, this year's event has been expanded and relocated to the new Hilton Columbus/Polaris located next to Polaris Fashion Place. The night begins at 6 p.m. when the models will be on hand for a pre-show wine tasting hosted by Heidelberg Distributing Company. The style show is set for 7 p.m. followed by a sit-down dinner featuring entertainment and an exclusive auction.

Players scheduled to appear in the show include Jared Boll, Jason Chimera, Derek Dorsett, Manny Malhotra, Steve Mason, Marc Methot, Andrew Murray, Jiri Novotny, Kris Russell, Ole-Kristian Tollefsen and Jakub Voracek. Blue Jackets public address announcer Greg Murray and in-arena host Mike Todd will share duties as event emcees. Players are subject to change.

To purchase or inquire about the following ticket and partnership packages, visit or call (614) 246-3707.

Individual - $200
Package includes one ticket, one commemorative gift and one 15% off Saks VIP card.

Bronze Reserved Table Sponsor - $2,000
Package includes ten tickets, ten commemorative gifts, ten 15% off Saks VIP cards and listing on event-day sponsor recognition sign and program.

Silver Celebrity Table Sponsor - $5,000
Package includes eight tickets, Blue Jackets celebrity guest at table for dinner (assigned night of event), eight commemorative gifts, eight 15% off Saks VIP cards, listing on event-day sponsor recognition sign and program and eight autographed hockey pucks.

The Blue Jackets Foundation was founded in March 2000 and has since donated over $2 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, more than $500,000 has been raised by this program.

About Flashes of Hope: Flashes of Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating powerful, uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. For more information, visit

About Saks Fifth Avenue: Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world's pre-eminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and home furnishings, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. Today, Saks operates 53 full-line stores in 25 states, 2 stores in the Middle East in Dubai and Riyadh, 49 OFF 5th Outlet Stores and, the company’s online store.

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