The CBJ Lady Jackets, a group of wives and girlfriends of Columbus Blue Jackets players, have been supporting local charities along with The Blue Jackets Foundation for more than a decade. They have partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio to help families stay close to their children who are undergoing medical treatment in Columbus hospitals. Their impact can be seen throughout the Ronald McDonald House and in the TV lounge area of the Ronald McDonald Family Room at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Family members visiting the family room at Riverside can enjoy watching the CBJ game on TV, surrounded by CBJ memorabilia. In the family basement area of the House, families can play their favorite arcade games, billiards, and video games in the CBJ-themed Jackets Zone.
While construction of two new wings was added to the House in the last year, work was also taking place throughout the original part of the House to renew, refresh, and make renovations to the current structure, which was built in 2008 and had its first expansion added in 2014. The Lady Jackets, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the CBJ Foundation, were able to make sure the spaces they created in the House were freshened up as well. Click here for a story by Jeff Svoboda, Columbus Blue Jackets team reporter for BlueJackets.com, showcasing the new look of these existing CBJ-inspired spaces.
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