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Columbus Blue Jackets, Elk and Elk announce new multiyear partnership

'The centerpiece of this partnership highlights the commitment our organizations share when it comes to showing our appreciation to those who serve.'

by Staff BlueJacketsNHL /

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets and Ohio-based personal injury law firm Elk & Elk announced today a new multiyear partnership that elevates the hockey club's longstanding military appreciation initiatives and offers additional community components.

During each Blue Jackets home game at Nationwide Arena, Elk & Elk presents the in-game military salute that recognizes a veteran or someone who is currently serving in the armed forces. A new program provides the opportunity for active duty service members or veterans to enjoy the game from the Honor Row, presented by Elk & Elk, during select games. The partnership also calls for presenting sponsorship of the team's annual Military Appreciation Night which is set for Friday, January 18 when the Jackets host the Dallas Stars. Another community component includes participating sponsorship of the Blue Jackets Foundation's CannonBall gala.  

"The centerpiece of this new partnership with Elk & Elk highlights the commitment our organizations share when it comes to showing our appreciation to those who serve," said Ryan Shirk, Blue Jackets Vice President of Corporate Partnerships. "We're also pleased to align Elk & Elk with our foundation's signature fundraiser in support of youth health and wellness."

"This partnership with the Blue Jackets is a natural fit for our firm," said Jay Kelley, Elk & Elk Co-Managing Partner. "We are proud to honor and celebrate the men and women who serve our country at each home game and throughout the season."

The Blue Jackets return to action Friday when they host the Carolina Hurricanes. Game time at Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Eldorado Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including CD102.5 FM in Columbus and online at  

About Elk & Elk

Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. is a personal injury law firm with offices located throughout Ohio. The firm's attorneys have protected the rights of thousands of injury victims, and are credited with winning some of the state's largest verdicts and settlements. Elk & Elk assists clients with a wide variety of personal injury claims, including auto accidents, medical malpractice, birth injuries, workers' compensation and product defects. For more information about Elk & Elk, visit

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