COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation, the Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) Capital City Lodge # 9 and Columbus-area bd's mongolian barbeque restaurants have teamed up to host Hats For Heroes Week from Monday, Feb. 25-Friday, Feb. 29. To show support of the cause, fans are invited to join Pascal Leclaire, Jared Boll and Dan Fritsche along with the team’s broadcasters and arena personalities for dinner at the their respective bd’s mongolian barbeque locations on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. In addition to meeting fans and signing autographs, players will be joined by local "heroes," young children battling pediatric cancer and life- threatening illnesses, and their families.
Following is the schedule of appearances by location:
-Jared Boll, CBJ Radio Network announcer George Matthews, CBJ Radio Network analyst Bill Davidge - Dublin (6242 Sawmill Road, Columbus)
-Pascal Leclaire, FSN Ohio analyst Danny Gare, arena PA announcer Greg Murray - Arena District (295 Marconi Boulevard, Columbus)
-Dan Fritsche, FSN Ohio announcer Jeff Rimer, in-arena host Mike Todd - Easton (3977 Worth Avenue, Columbus)
* schedule is subject to change
At each participating restaurant, Hats For Heroes merchandise and $1 paper hats will be on sale with all proceeds benefiting the pediatric oncology unit at Nationwide Children's Hospital and other organizations dedicated to the fight against pediatric cancer. All tips earned that night will be donated to Hats For Heroes.
Fans unable to attend on Feb. 26 may still support the cause by ordering the $20 ($10 for youth) Hats For Heroes Meal at any of the Central Ohio bd's mongolian barbeque locations from February 25 – February 29. The Hats For Heroes Meal includes one bowl, one fountain beverage, one chocolate mousse dessert, tax and $5 donation to the fight against pediatric cancer. All guests purchasing a Hats For Heroes Meal will be registered to win lunch with Blue Jackets Development Coach Tyler Wright.
The Blue Jackets Foundation was founded in March 2000 and has since donated over $1.75 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. Since its inception, more than $500,000 has been raised for Hats For Heroes.