In celebration of the holiday season, the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation and the Lady Jackets present “Blue Jackets Favorites Basket Auction and Raffle,” a signature event during which the wives of the players, coaches, and team personnel assemble customized gift baskets filled with a variety of items that reflect the personality and off-ice interests of their Blue Jackets. The baskets will be available for bidding or raffle during the three home games at Nationwide Arena December 14-21. Proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.
The unique contents of the baskets vary with many featuring gift certificates to favorite restaurants and shops; DVDs of favorite movies or shows; electronics or gaming systems; game and event tickets; autographed memorabilia, and at least one game-used item in each of the player baskets. Other highlights include an iPod Shuffle featuring Sergei Bobrovsky’s favorite songs; dinner for two at Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse with Head Coach Todd Richards and his wife; a baseball signed by American League MVP Miguel Cabrera (James Wisniewski); handmade Russian dolls and Christmas tree ornaments (Artem Anisimov); and a private locker room tour guided by Head Equipment Manager Tim LeRoy (training staff).
The baskets will be displayed on the Bud Light Terrace area of the main concourse during home games on Saturday, December 14 (vs. St. Louis), Monday, December 16 (vs. Winnipeg) and Saturday, December 21 (vs. Philadelphia). Some baskets will be offered in a silent auction while several will be available through raffle. Bids and raffle entries will be accepted through the end of the second intermission of the December 21 game. Raffle tickets will be priced at $20 or three for $50. For more information, visit www.BlueJacketsFoundation.org.
Since its inception in 2000, the Foundation has invested over $4.7 million in central Ohio to help kids get healthy, play safely, and stay active. For more information on the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation, visit www.BlueJacketsFoundation.org.