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 Tuesday, April 27, 2021 when the Jackets host the Detroit Red Wings at Nationwide Arena. The evening will feature a host of themed activities, fundraisers, tributes to show support and gratitude for all active and retired service personnel.
The CBJ Foundation offers several Military Appreciation-themed items to fans. Beginning at 9 a.m. on April 26 until 11 p.m. on May 5, fans have the opportunity to bid on and purchase the following items:
Autographed Camouflage-style jerseys worn during pre-game warm-ups
Select autographed camouflage taped sticks used during pre-game warm-ups
Limited official warm-up pucks
Military Appreciation-themed t-shirts
To participate, text CBJAUCTION to 76278 or visit cbjauction.givesmart.com. Follow @CBJGIVESBACK for the latest announcements regarding auctions, raffles and merchandise.
50/50 Raffle Presented by KEMBA Financial Credit Union
The Blue Jackets will host a 50/50 Raffle presented by KEMBA Financial Credit Union beginning at 9 a.m. on April 26 and concluding at 11 p.m. on April 28. Tickets may be purchased online at bluejackets.com/5050raffle. Age and local restrictions apply.
USO Item Drive
Fans can show their support for USO lounges and traveling service members through donations of snack items. Donations will be accepted two different ways:
Donate at the game
Before the Jackets take on the Red Wings on Tuesday, April 27, donations of items listed below will be accepted by USO volunteers on the Front St. and McConnell Blvd. plazas outside the arena entrances. The drive will begin at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at 7:30 p.m.
Amazon Wish List
For fans who are not attending the game who wish to support the USO can purchase items off an Amazon Wish List.
Fans who donate any of the items listed below prior to 11 p.m. on April 28th will be entered to win one (1) of three (3) CBJ prizes. Prizes include:
Player signed stick used in pregame warm-ups on 4/27
Military prize pack including a themed Military Night puck and t-shirt
Age and local restrictions apply.
Individual beef jerkey packets/slim jims
Gatorade (smaller bottles)
Breakfast/snack bars/granola bars
Microwaveable individual items such as mac and cheese
Energy drinks (monster/red bull)
Individual packs of tuna/chicken
Full-size candy bars
Individual small packs of peanut butter
Individual bags of chips/cookies/snacks
Ohio Warriors Hockey Program
The Ohio Warriors sled hockey program's mission is to organize and administer an ice hockey program that provides a recreational, therapeutic experience and education for disabled veterans.
Ohio Warriors uses the game of hockey to assist individuals with disabilities in developing self-confidence, adjusting to their new lifestyle, rehabilitation, self-reliance, concentration, and to assist in helping participants back into mainstream lifestyles they were accustomed to prior to their disability, that will help the individual be more successful both within and outside a hockey environment.
Elk+Elk is proud to honor and celebrate the men and women who serve our country. Elk+Elk is honored to be the presenting partner of Military Salutes, recognizing active duty military members and veterans, for each home game and throughout the season.