The Columbus Blue Jackets will salute those who have served or are currently serving in the nation's armed forces during the club's annual Military Appreciation Night, presented by Elk & Elk, on Friday, January 18 when the Jackets host the Montreal Canadiens at Nationwide Arena. Game time is 7 p.m. and the first 10,000 fans will receive a Blue Jackets branded camouflage-style phone wallet courtesy of Elk & Elk. The evening will feature a special ceremonial puck drop and a host of themed activities, fundraisers and tributes to show support and gratitude for all active and retired service personnel.
TICKETS: Columbus vs. Montreal, Jan. 18
Personal Care Items Collection for USO Lounges: Before the game, donations of personal care items and snacks will be accepted by USO volunteers on the Front St. and McConnell Blvd. plazas outside arena entrances. Items collected will be donated to stock central Ohio USO lounges that offer respite for military personnel and their families. Fans who donate items will receive a voucher redeemable for a pair of complimentary tickets to select home games in February.
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Camouflage Jersey Raffle & Auction: Blue Jackets players will wear camouflage-style jerseys during pregame warmups prior to the game. The complete set of authentic worn jerseys will be individually autographed by players with select jerseys - Cam Atkinson, Boone Jenner and Seth Jones - up for charitable auction. All other jerseys will be available through a raffle. Mobile bidding and raffle sales open Sunday, January 13 and run through the second intermission of the January 18 game. Fans can text CBJAUCTION to 52182 or visit cbjauction.givesmart.com to participate. Raffle tickets, priced at $10, can also be purchased in-arena. All winners will be notified on January 19.
Game Sticks Auction: Several sticks wrapped with camouflage tape and used by select players during pre-game warmups will be available via the Blue Jackets Foundation's mobile auction platform.
Themed T-shirts & Game Pucks: Ohio-themed military pride three-quarter length T-shirts and a limited quantity of Military Appreciation Night pucks from that evening's warmups will be on sale at the Blue Jackets Foundation kiosk, located near sections 110-111 on the main concourse. T-shirts will be priced at $30 and pucks will be $40.
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The Blue Jackets also will host more than 1,000 military members and their families representing the USO of Central & Southern Ohio and Fallen 15 among others at the game. In addition, the Ohio Warriors sled hockey team comprised of disabled veterans will take the ice during the first intermission. All fans in attendance are encouraged to share their Military Night photos using the hashtag #CBJUSA.