COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets players and their wives will host the fourth annual Hockey Fest presented by Univar to benefit the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation on Sunday, February 8 from 12 to 7 p.m. at Nationwide Arena. Hockey Fest offers fans a unique opportunity to personally interact with their favorite Blue Jackets players and personalities in a casual setting. Highlights of this year's attractions include the following:
› Interactive game stations with players in the Best Buy Zone
› Penalty box photos with players
› Autograph stations with multiple players
› Tours of the team's locker room presented by FOX Sports Ohio
› 2K Sports NHL 2K9 video game tournament where winner plays cover athlete Rick Nash
› Hockey 101 with Head Coach Ken Hitchcock on the Dispatch Main Stage
› Live and silent auctions featuring Blue Jackets items and experiences, array of other sports memorabilia
Advance general admission tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth (both are $20 at the door) and children under age two are admitted free. In addition, adult and youth-priced VIP packages are also available. The adult VIP packages is $200 per person and includes a private lunch in the Time Warner Cable HD Lounge with half the team; private autograph/photo session in the locker room with the other half of the team; autographed Blue Jackets collectible gift; parking pass for Nationwide Arena attached garage; and a $50 game card. The youth VIP package is $50 per person and includes the private lunch, the private autograph/photo session and a $25 game card.
General admission tickets and VIP packages are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, Chiller Ice Rinks and through Ticketmaster by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets and advance game cards will also be sold at all Blue Jackets home games at the Foundation table located near section 110. Further ticket and event details may be found at www.BlueJacketsFoundation.org.
The Blue Jackets Foundation was founded in March 2000 and has since donated over $2 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.