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Blue Jackets help youngster attend first NHL game in playoffs

Fifth grader at Ecole Kenwood surprised with tickets

by Staff @BlueJacketsNHL /

Meet Marquis. This past February, he served as CEO of our Blue Jackets shop at Junior Achievement's BizTown, learning the fundamentals of running a business and loving the team.

As a fifth grader at Ecole Kenwood French Immersion Elementary School in Columbus, which was visited earlier this season by Blue Jackets David Savard and Pierre-Luc Dubois, he said he wanted to work in the CBJ shop because "I love hockey. I've never been to a Blue Jackets game, but I think they can win the Stanley Cup."

When the Blue Jackets made it to the playoffs, we knew we had to get Marquis to a game. With the help of Stinger, we surprised Marquis with home playoff tickets for a game during round two against Boston.

But Marquis is just one of thousands of youth the Blue Jackets Foundation is able to help with the support of Blue Jackets fans. Not only did CBJ fans cheer on the team during playoffs, but because of their support the CBJ Foundation raised more than $175,000 to benefit the central Ohio community!

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