COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets players and their wives will host the fifth annual Hockey Fest presented by Univar to benefit the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation on Sunday, November 15 from noon to 6 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. General admission tickets and Hockey Fest Club VIP packages go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office and through Ticketmaster. Game cards and passes for select player opportunities and locker room tours are also available for advance purchase.
Highlights of this year's attractions include the following:
› Interactive game stations with Blue Jackets players in the Best Buy Zone
› Player photo opportunities in the penalty boxes and with Steve Mason and the Calder Trophy
› Autograph stations with multiple players
› Locker room tours presented by FOX Sports Ohio
› 2K Sports NHL 2K9 video game tournament where winner plays Rick Nash
› 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 Hockey Fest Club VIP packages are also available. The adult Hockey Fest Club VIP package is $200 per person and includes a private lunch with half the team; private autograph/photo session with the second half of the team; autographed Blue Jackets collectible gift; parking pass for Nationwide Arena attached garage; and $50 in game cards. The youth Hockey Fest Club VIP package is $75 per person and includes the luncheon, private autograph/photo session and $25 in game cards.
All general admission tickets and Hockey Fest Club VIP packages will be available at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office and through Ticketmaster by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets, Club VIP 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 $2.3 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.