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Blue Jackets fans pitch in with Big 10TV Toy Drive

More than 1,000 toys collected ahead of last week's game vs. Rangers

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

Blue Jackets have certainly been in the spirit for giving this holiday season.

One great example of that was last Thursday, when the Blue Jackets hosted a donation site for the annual Big 10TV Toy Drive. With donation spots set up outside Nationwide Arena ahead of the game vs. the New York Rangers, Blue Jackets fans donated 1,247 toys that will go to kids in the central Ohio area.

Those toys were delivered to 10TV's toy parade on Friday by Stinger, while former CBJ player and current broadcaster Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre along with Lady Jackets Jennifer Grand-Pierre and Janelle Foligno helped collect toys from people at the drop-off site.

In all, 10TV says more than 7,000 new toys were collected last Friday, which the Salvation Army will deliver to children who otherwise might not have anything under the tree on Christmas.

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