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Columbus Blue Jackets Host "Hockey for Huggies" Game-Night Diaper Drive February 11 at Nationwide Arena

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – In support of the National Hockey League's "Hockey for Huggies" program to help collect diapers and monetary donations for moms and babies in need, the Columbus Blue Jackets will host a game-night diaper drive at Nationwide Arena on Friday, Feb. 11 when the Jackets face off against the Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m. All diapers collected will be donated to the Mid-Ohio FoodBank which will distribute the diapers to local families in need.

Fans attending the game are encouraged to bring an unopened pack of diapers or make a cash donation in exchange for a chance to win prizes. Fans can also text "BlueJackets" (or "Columbus" or "Jackets") to 501501 to donate $5 and help diaper babies in central Ohio.

Today, one in three American mothers struggles with diaper need, and have had to cut back on basics – food, utilities such as heat or electricity, or even childcare – in order to provide enough diapers for their babies.* The critical issue of diaper need prompted Huggies to develop Every Little Bottom – an initiative with the single mission to help get diapers to babies in need in the U.S. and Canada. In support of this program, all 30 clubs in the NHL are hosting "Hockey for Huggies" diaper drives throughout the month of February. For more information, visit NHL.com/huggies or EveryLittleBottom.com.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center at 7 p.m. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network, including 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.

*The Huggies® Every Little Bottom thought-leadership study was conducted by Abt SRBI in collaboration with Dr. Cybele Raver, the director of New York University’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change, and Dr. Nicole Letourneau, Canada Research Chair in Healthy Child Development and Professor at the University of New Brunswick.

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