Blue Jackets team up with OhioHealth for 'Hockey Fights Cancer Night' Friday
The Columbus Blue Jackets in partnership with OhioHealth is joining the National Hockey League in their support of Hockey Fights Cancer Friday night.
The team said during the game, several pediatric cancer heroes will be honored by participating in a variety of in-game experiences including an on-ice, pre-game introduction along the Blue Jackets. There will also be tributes to cancer survivors and those who are currently battling the disease.
The Blue Jackets said there will also be several fundraisers to benefit the Blue Jackets Foundation's fight against pediatric cancer.
Lavender Jersey Auction & Raffle
Players will wear lavender jerseys during pregame warmups. The complete set of authentic worn jerseys will be individually autographed by the respective players with select jerseys (Foligno, Bobrovsky, Werenski) up for auction and all others available through raffle. Mobile bidding and raffle sales open October 21 and run through the second intermission of the October 27 game vs. Winnipeg. Fans may text CBJAUCTION to 52182 or visit cbjauction.gesture.com to participate. Raffle tickets, priced at $10, may also be purchased in arena. All winners will be notified on October 28.
Game Sticks Auction
Several sticks wrapped with lavender tape and used by select players during pregame warmups will be available via the Blue Jackets Foundation’s mobile auction platform.
“Faceoff vs. Cancer” T-shirt & Game Pucks
This year’s custom T-shirts and a limited quantity of Hockey Fights Cancer pucks from that evening’s warmups will be on sale at the Blue Jackets Foundation kiosk located near sections 110-111 on the main concourse.
The team said Hats for Heroes will also be sold to benefit the Blue Jackets Foundation's pediatric cancer grant partners.
All fans attending the game are invited to fill out a "“United, we fight cancer for ….” battle card courtesy of OhioHealth. The card features a space where fans may write their personal connection to the fight against cancer. Fans are encouraged to use their cards during an in-game recognition of cancer survivors and all those who have been touched in some way by the disease. OhioHealth also invites fans to visit their concourse attractions that include a photo experience and ribbon display.
"The fight against pediatric cancer has been one of Blue Jackets Foundation's primary areas of focus since the team’s inception in 2000," said the team in a release. "Hats For Heroes and additional fundraising programs have helped raise more than $2 million to fund a variety of support programs for pediatric cancer patients and their families, including therapy through distraction, critical research projects and assistance in providing palliative care for youth."