On Thanksgiving weekend, the Blue Jackets are giving hockey fans three things to be thankful for on Saturday, November 29 – a game against NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals; a free street hockey stick to the first 5,000 fans ages 12-under; and a visit by the most revered trophy in sports, the Stanley Cup!
The Blue Jackets host the Capitals and reigning National Hockey League most valuable player Alex Ovechkin at Nationwide Arena on Saturday night, November 29. The first 5,000 kids ages 12-under will each receive a free Blue Jackets street hockey stick. In addition, all fans will have an opportunity to see the Stanley Cup, which will be on display throughout the evening.
The Stanley Cup is returning to Columbus on behalf of the Columbus Ice Hockey Club, which is the Blue Jackets’ representative of the NHL's Hockey is For Everyone program. The Stanley Cup will be located on the main concourse behind section 116 (at the top of the McConnell Street entrance escalators) from 6 p.m. until the end of the game. For a $10 donation to the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation, fans will receive a 5"x7" photo with the Stanley Cup from www.printroom.com. All proceeds will benefit the Columbus Ice Hockey Club.
The Hockey is For Everyone program is part of the NHL Foundation and provides support and unique programming to non-profit youth hockey organizations across North America that are committed to offering children, of all backgrounds, opportunities to play hockey. Since its inception, Hockey is for Everyone has exposed more than 45,000 boys and girls to unique hockey experiences.