Thanks to Blue Jackets fans, over 40,000 personal care items were donated to our military item drive in support of the USO of Central Ohio. In coordination with the team's military appreciation efforts, CBJ staff members also volunteered and helped sort the items to be sent to local USO lounges.
The sold out event was a fundraiser offered through the CBJ Foundation's auction platform and raised $15,000 to benefit children in central Ohio. Included with the skate, each participant received an autographed CBJ frame by all players in attendance and the opportunity to take one photo with the group of players as well.
Thanks to the support of the best fans and partners in the league, the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation invested more than $2.7 million dollars back into our central Ohio community during the 2017-18 season.
Find out all the ways CBJ gave back impacting over 200,000 youth in our community report here.
The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation are dedicated to making a difference in central Ohio, on and off the ice.
$300,000+ game tickets donated to military troops and their families
6,000 hours volunteered by fans, CBJ Players, Lady Jackets and staff
$129,310 donated in equipment, supplies and skating passes to schools
700+ organizations supported
40,000+ students received free education resources
We look forward to continuing this momentum into the 2018-2019 season!