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.

Pediatric Cancer

The Blue Jackets Foundation’s Hats For Heroes pediatric cancer program has become the signature focus for much of the Foundation’s fundraising, programming, and grant-making efforts. To date, the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation has raised over $1 million in support of the fight against pediatric cancer. Hats For Heroes is more than simply a vehicle to raise money to fight pediatric cancer, it has become a way to touch lives. Whether it is player visits at Nationwide Children’s Hospital; a memorable day of horseback riding; a special dinner with your favorite hockey hero; the chance to drop the puck before 18,000 fans; or modeling on the runway alongside NHL players, Hats For Heroes is about making a difference.  We believe that Hats For Heroes is about Support...Encouragement...and Hope.

Hats For Heroes Overview and History

Hats For HeroesSince its inception, the original concept of Hats For Heroes served a dual purpose – to sell specially designed hats to raise money for both pediatric cancer research and support programs and to donate hats to kids whose appearance signals the side effects of their chemotherapy or radiation. To date, the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation has raised over $1 million in support of these initiatives. Read more.

Support Programs

Support ProgramsHats For Heroes is just the beginning. The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation also has a wide variety of programs to support pediatric cancer patients and their families. These include the Stinger Bravery Bead program,  the Sibling Support program, Hockey Fights Cancer Night, the Columbus Blue Jackets Family Resource Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Read more.


Hats For Heroes Merchandise

Hats For Heroes storeBuy your own Hats For Heroes hat or t-shirt and help the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation in our fight against pediatric cancer. Visit the Hats For Heroes Store.



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