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The Columbus Blue Jackets present 2nd Annual "Jackets for Jackets" Coat Drive for Local Families in Need

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Columbus Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash and the Dispatch Media Group are partnering again in support of the 2nd annual "Jackets for Jackets" coat drive to help keep local families warm this winter. Fans are encouraged to help by bringing new or gently used jackets of all sizes to upcoming Blue Jackets home games at Nationwide Arena on Saturday, Nov. 29 (vs. Washington), Monday, Dec. 1 (vs. Vancouver), Thursday, Dec. 11 (vs. Nashville), Saturday, Dec. 13 (vs. New York Islanders), and Wednesday, Dec 17 (vs. San Jose). All of the jackets collected will be donated to the Salvation Army's "Coats for Columbus" program which will then redistribute the cleaned coats to local families in need.

Blue Jackets players’ wives and broadcast personalities representing the Dispatch Media Group will be collecting the jackets on the designated game nights. All donors will receive a $5 discount coupon for Blue Jackets tickets and a Dispatch Ice Haus skating voucher. For fans that are unable to make a game-night donation at Nationwide Arena, jackets will also be accepted at the Dispatch Ice Haus, the Chiller Ice Rinks, and at the FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line team store locations at Nationwide Arena and The Mall at Tuttle Crossing.

The Blue Jackets return to Nationwide Arena tonight when they take on the Phoenix Coyotes. Game time is set for 7 p.m. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for 2008-09 regular season home games are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, The Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can purchase tickets by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at and For information on season tickets, mini-plans or group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or 800-NHL-COLS.

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