McConnell The Columbus Blue Jackets in partnership with the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation, have established the John H. McConnell Scholarship Fund in honor of the team’s founder.


Hockey Fights Cancer Night

October 17, 2014

presented by OhioHealth


A part of the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer initiative

As part of the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer awareness month and in partnership with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #9 and OhioHealth, the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation welcomes YOU to join us for Hockey Fights Cancer night on Friday, October 17. 

We'll be turning Nationwide Arena lavender, the official color of the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, and recognizing all of those affected by cancer in our Blue Jackets family.  The Foundation specifically will be raising awareness around our fight against pediatric cancer, unveiling our 2014-15 Hats for Heroes hats, selling our "Drop the Gloves Against Cancer" t-shirts, and kicking off our awareness night by introducing you to our new class of pediatric cancer heroes during pre-game introductions. 

Together with our corporate partners at Boich Companies, Boehringer Ingelheim and Coldwell Banker, we'll be providing special experiences for kids and families affected by pediatric cancer and hosting them at the game on Friday evening.

The Foundation hosts this annual game to raise awareness and funds for critical research and support programs for the patients and their families.  The Foundation has raised over $2 million dollars since 2000 in support of local pediatric cancer programs and research institutions. 


With a generous donation by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #9, representing all Franklin County officers, 100% of the proceeds of Hats For Heroes hat sales will be earmarked for the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation's pediatric cancer initiatives.



Read the overview and history of Hats For Heroes


Purple Jersey Auction Update

During pre-game, our Blue Jackets players will be wearing exclusive Hockey Fights Cancer purple jerseys which they will autograph.  The purple jerseys will be available for silent auction bid during the game on the Bud Light Terrace, located at Section 115.

The silent auction will end during the second intermission on Friday. If you're unable to attend the game but would like to bid, please fill out this Max Bid Form and email to by NOON on Friday, 10/17

Here are where the current bids stand:

Johnson      $300

Horton        $250

Skille          $275

Calvert        $500

Atkinson     $300

Dubinsky    $350

Johansen     $350

Erixon         $200

Wisniewski $250

Gibbons      $150

Tropp          $250

Murray       $225

Goloubef    $200

McElhinney $250

Cracknell    $200

Jenner         $300

Chaput        $225

Boll            $650

Wennberg   $325

Anisimov    $300

Hartnell       $600

Prout            $300

Tyutin          $200

Letestu         $400

Dano             $275

Savard           $500

Foligno          $825

Bobrovsky     $375

Leo                $525