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.

Community Assistance

Each season, nearly a half a million dollars is donated back to the Central Ohio community by the Blue Jackets Foundation through a variety of programs including monetary grants, autographed merchandise donations, and the Tickets Charity program.

Donation Guidelines

Due to the significant number of requests the Columbus Blue Jackets receive on a daily basis, the following guidelines and criteria have been established to outline how donations will be allotted. These guidelines are in place to assure fairness, professionalism, and to maximize the support the Columbus Blue Jackets organization can provide the greater Columbus community. Read more. 

Grant Application

The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation monetary grants are awarded annually at the end of each Blue Jackets hockey season. Any non-profit organization may apply for a grant, however, the Board of Directors will give those organizations with a focus of pediatric cancer, education, the health and safety of today’s youth and the development of youth and amateur hockey priority. Read more.


The Blue Jackets players, coaches, and staff are dedicated to being an active part of the Columbus community both on and off the ice. Any organizations interested in securing a representative from the Blue Jackets can do so by faxing or mailing a request on the organization’s letterhead to the Blue Jackets at least 6 weeks prior to their upcoming event. Read more.

Speakers Bureau

The broadcasters and Blue Jackets executive staff visit a variety of professional associations, civic groups, corporate events, colleges, and universities to deliver a high energy presentation on "Your Team." Read more.


The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation has teamed up with organizations throughout the Central Ohio community to assist with their fundraising initiatives. Read more.

Tickets for Charity

The Tickets for Charity program enables season ticket holders to donate upcoming game tickets to the Foundation which in turn, provides the opportunity for local non-profit organizations within the Central Ohio Community to experience Blue Jackets Hockey! Read more.


Street Jackets

Street Jackets, a member of the NHL Street Program, is a grass-roots street hockey program that allows kids to learn the basic skills of hockey on the playgrounds or in the gymnasiums of community based facilities through the donation of equipment, training sessions and manuals. Read more.

Fan Development

The mission of the Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Development Department is to give back to the community through various programming and events that introduce and teach the fundamentals of hockey to people of all ages in a safe and professional environment. Read more.