Each year, the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation provides grants that support its four pillar areas of focus, including pediatric cancer causes, reading, fitness through play and the growth and development of amateur hockey.
The foundation announced the investment of $334,000 to local charitable and youth hockey organizations last Monday at Nationwide Arena in conjunction with the game against Dallas. This year's grants push the Foundation's cumulative support of youth health and wellness initiatives in Central Ohio to $11.9 million since its inception in 2000.
During a pregame reception, the Blue Jackets Foundation announced grants awarded to 25 Ohio-based nonprofit organizations, including three new partners. In addition, for the first time, the Foundation is supporting children's mental health.