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Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation Announces Auction of Green, Irish-Themed Player Jerseys in Honor of St. Patrick's Day

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – In recognition of St. Patrick's Day, the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation will once again host a special auction featuring a full team set of authentic, green practice jerseys adorned with a Shamrock patch and Irish-themed nameplates unique to each player. The players will wear the individually customized jerseys on Wednesday, Mar. 9 during pre-game warm-ups preceding the contest with the St. Louis Blues. Proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit the team’s charitable foundation.

Fans may bid on individual practice-worn jerseys at the Bud Light Terrace display located behind section 115 during the home games on Wednesday, Mar. 9 vs. St. Louis; Friday, Mar. 11 vs. Los Angeles; Tuesday, Mar. 15 vs. Boston; and Thursday, Mar. 17 vs. Detroit. All jerseys will have a starting bid of $150 with bids being accepted through the end of the second intermission of the March 17 game.

Player nameplates will read: O'Mason-1, McMethot-3, O'Lepisto-4, McStralman-6, McUpshall-8, O'Russell-10, McCalvert-11, O'Clitsome-14, O'Dorsett-15, O'Brassard-16, McMurray-17, O'Umberger-18, McMoreau-19, O'Huselius-20, O'MacKenzie-24, McPahlsson-26, O'Garon-32, O'Hejda-35, McBoll-40, O'Vermette-50, McTyutin-51, O'Rivet-52, McNash-61, McClark-71, O'Voracek-93.

The Blue Jackets Foundation was founded in March 2000 and has since donated $3 million to local non-profit organizations dedicated to one or more of its main pillars of giving: pediatric cancer, education, children's health and safety and the development of youth and amateur hockey. For more information on the Foundation's mission and areas of giving, visit www.BlueJacketsFoundation.org.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they visit the St. Louis Blues. Game time from Scottrade Center is 9 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 8:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network – including flagship station 97.1 The Fan – and online at BlueJackets.com.

Single-game tickets for Blue Jackets home games, starting at $22, are on sale at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line Team Store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, ticket outlets at the Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com and Ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets, a variety of partial-season plans and group tickets, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.

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