COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that Tim Hortons is the most recent addition to the hockey club's family of corporate partners. The Canadian company with U.S.-based offices in Dublin, Ohio has agreed to a multi-year partnership that includes traditional signage, in-game promotional opportunities and broadcast inventory. As the Blue Jackets' exclusive coffee and baked goods category partner, Nationwide Arena holds the distinction as the only National Hockey League venue in the U.S. to serve Tim Hortons coffee during games and special events.
As an official partner of the Blue Jackets, Tim Hortons receives dasher board signage inside Nationwide Arena and the adjacent Dispatch Ice Haus as well as at Chiller Dublin, Chiller Easton and Chiller North Ice Rinks. In addition, the partnership engages fans with the "Tim Hortons Stick Kid" promotion in which kids who win the in-store and online contest receive a memorable Blue Jackets experience for the entire family. In addition to scoring game tickets, a Blue Jackets jersey and a hockey stick, "Stick Kid" winners are treated to a Zamboni ride, recognition on the video scoreboard and the unique opportunity to sit on the home team’s bench during the pre-game skate. Other elements of the partnership include an annual holiday skate and team personnel participation in Tim Hortons Camp Day.
Single-game tickets for regular-season home games go on sale Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The Blueline Team Stores at The Chiller Ice Rinks and The Mall at Tuttle Crossing and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. Season and group tickets are on sale now. For information, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.
About Tim Hortons:
Tim Hortons is Canada's largest quick service restaurant chain. Founded in 1964 as a coffee and donut shop, Tim Hortons has evolved to meet consumer tastes, with a menu that now includes premium coffee, flavored cappuccinos, specialty teas, home-style soups, fresh sandwiches and fresh baked goods. As of July 1, 2007, Tim Hortons' system-wide restaurants numbered 2,733 in Canada and 345 in the United States. More information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com.