COLUMBUS, OHIO – For the fourth 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 Hilton Columbus/Polaris on Friday, February 26. 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.
The night begins at 5:30 p.m. when the models will be on hand for a pre-show wine and beer tasting hosted by Heidelberg Distributing Company, Labatt Blue, Bud Light and Coors Light. A sit-down dinner precedes the style show which also features an exclusive auction.
Players scheduled to appear in the show include Jared Boll, Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett, Mathieu Garon, Rostislav Klesla, Steve Mason, Marc Methot, Kris Russell, Anton Stralman 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 inquire about ticket packages starting at $200 or partnership packages, visit www.bluejacketsfoundation.org or call (614) 246-3707.
The Blue Jackets Foundation was founded in March 2000 and has since donated nearly $3 million 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 fight against pediatric cancer remains the Blue Jackets Foundation's signature focus for much of its fundraising, programming, and grant-making efforts. Highlighted by the Foundation's Hats For Heroes program, nearly $1 million has been raised since 2000. 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.
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, 55 OFF 5th Outlet Stores and saks.com, the company's online store.