The Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate the youngest members of The 5th Line with Kids Takeover Day, presented by Bob Evans, on Saturday, January 4 when the Jackets host the San Jose Sharks at 1 p.m. The first 2,500 kids (ages 14 and under) will receive a piggy bank fashioned as a CBJ-themed goalie mask. The matinee will be highlighted by a host of family-friendly pre-game activities and a unique game presentation inspired by video game culture.
Fans will notice kids being integrated into pre-game proceedings such as performing the national anthem and taking the ice alongside NHL officials and the Blue Jackets starting lineup. In-arena host, public address announcer, broadcast correspondent and Cannon Crew duties will also be shared by young fans. Parents interested in nominating their children to participate in select game experiences may complete a submission by visiting BlueJackets.com/KidsTakeover.
Before the game, families are invited to partake in the following activities:
- Scavenger hunt where kids visit various concourse locations to collect CBJ prizes
- Mascot autograph session featuring Stinger, Brutus Buckeye (Ohio State), Gapper (Cincinnati Reds), Who-Dey (Cincinnati Bengals), Krash and Lou Seal (Columbus Clippers), Crew Cat and SC (Columbus Crew SC).
- Concourse attractions including an equipment try-on station, face painters, balloon artists, caricature sketch artists and more
The Blue Jackets return to action tomorrow they host the New Jersey Devils. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Ohio and the FOX Sports Go app with coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the "Blue Jackets Live" pre-game show. The contest will also be broadcast on the Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including WWCD 102.5 FM in Columbus.