In celebration of the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation presents the "Lady Jackets Holiday Auction," a signature event during which the wives and girlfriends of players, coaches and team personnel offer auction packages featuring one-of-a-kind items and experience packages. The fundraiser, which runs December 11-15, will benefit Lady Jackets charitable initiatives within the Columbus community, and the Blue Jackets Foundation's mission to support local youth health and wellness organizations.
This year's auction features 12 pieces of holiday-themed, original artwork individually painted by Cam Atkinson, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Sergei Bobrovsky, Nick Foligno, Markus Hannikainen, Scott Harrington, Boone Jenner, Seth Jones, Markus Nutivaara, Artemi Panarin, Lukas Sedlak and Alexander Wennberg. The framed photos, which will be available via online auction, will be on display at Blue Jackets home games on Dec. 11, 13 and 15.
GALLERY: All 12 Original Player Artwork
As a way to share the art beyond the auction, the Lady Jackets produced holiday cards featuring the player art. The 12-card sets are priced at $25 and will be sold exclusively at the Blue Jackets Foundation kiosk located near sections 110-111 on the main concourse. The limited-edition cards will be sold at home games on Dec. 13 and 15 or while supplies last.
Video: Player paintings to be auctioned, support community
Highlights of other auction packages include the following:
- Wine tasting dinner with Cam & Natalie Atkinson at The Wine Bistro in Upper Arlington
- Private skills clinic for a squirt or pee wee hockey team at Nationwide Arena under the direction of the Jackets' assistant coaches and featuring an appearance by Head Coach John Tortorella
- Chance to play golf, tennis and pickleball with Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen
- Pre-game broadcast experience with FOX Sports Ohio's Jody Shelley and Jeff Rimer
- VIP game experience featuring pregame dinner in Lexus Lounge and postgame meet & greet with defensemen David Savard & Markus Nutivaara where winner will receive a game-used stick from each player
- Foligno Heritage Jerseys Collection: Blue Jackets jersey signed by Nick Foligno; Minnesota Wild jersey signed by Marcus Foligno; retro Buffalo Sabres jersey signed by Mike Foligno
- Road trip package courtesy of the team trainers includes two tickets to road games at Las Vegas (Feb. 9) and Nashville (Mar. 30), gift cards towards airfare and spending money, and assorted CBJ apparel
Mobile bidding for all auction items opens at noon on December 11 and runs through the second intermission of the December 15 game vs. Anaheim. Fans may text CBJAUCTION to 52182 or visit cbjauction.givesmart.com to participate.