by CBJ players, their significant others, and staff
During #CBJGivesBack Night presented by Worthington Industries, the Foundation presented CBJ defenseman Zach Werenski with the 2022-23 Community MVP Award, which recognizes the player who best exemplifies service, dedication and leadership.
Werenski’s commitment to our team and community is strong and was on display through his Z-Suite as he hosted local families and groups at games, his support of the Salvation Army Christmas Cheer program, as well as The 5th Line’s support of the team’s annual toy drive. In recognition of winning the award, the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation made a $5,000 donation in Zach’s name to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
in support of the annual Big 10TV Toy Drive
hosted by Zach in the Z-Suite
Military Appreciation Night presented by Elk & Elk
We salute those who have served or are currently serving in the nation’s armed forces during our annual Military Appreciation Night. Before the game, families from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base took the main ice at Nationwide Arena for a private skate. Then, several former Blue Jackets players hosted military personnel and civilian employees from the base in a friendly scrimmage.
donated to military veterans, personnel and their families
collected to stock USO Support Lounges across Ohio that offer respite for military personnel and their families
Stinger Around Town
Our favorite mascot made the rounds in Ohio with 240+ appearances. Stinger’s charitable efforts raised over $25,000 for the Foundation last year through a variety of in-game deliveries and experiences.