COLUMBUS, OH — The Columbus Blue Jackets will salute those who have served or are currently serving in the nation’s armed forces during the club’s annual Military Appreciation Night on Tuesday, November 10 when the Jackets host the Vancouver Canucks at Nationwide Arena. Game time is 7 p.m. The night will feature several tributes, recognition of all branches of service and a charitable auction of camouflage-style jerseys worn by the Blue Jackets players during pre-game warm-ups.
To kick off the game proceedings, a multi-national, multi-branch color guard will participate in the presentation of the American and Canadian national anthems. Also that night, the Blue Jackets are hosting more than 1,000 military members and their families representing the USO of Central & Southern Ohio, Fallen 15, central Ohio military bases and the Ohio Warriors sled hockey team for disabled veterans. The Ohio Warriors will also take the ice during the first intermission.
As a way to show their support and gratitude for all active and retired service members, the Blue Jackets players will wear specially designed camouflage-style jerseys during pre-game warm-ups on Military Appreciation Night. The complete set of authentic worn jerseys will be individually autographed by the respective players and available for auction. The jerseys will be on display at concourse locations during the games, however, fans need not be present to bid. The Blue Jackets Foundation’s new mobile bidding process allows fans to place bids using their cell phones or mobile devices anytime from the evening of November 10 through the second intermission of the November 14 home game vs. the Arizona Coyotes. For further details, visit BlueJackets.com/cbjauction.
Additionally, the beneficiary of the evening’s 50/50 Raffle, presented by Coldwell Banker King Thompson, will be USO of Central & Southern Ohio. Fans wishing to support the USO can purchase tickets at various 50/50 Raffle kiosks or from sellers on the concourses.