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The Columbus Blue Jackets are implementing some classy measurers to honor the organization's late founder and majority owner, John H. McConnell during the 2008 season. The team is integrating a logo bearing the initials "JHM" that will be worn by the team players and used in a variety of in-game elements.
Members of the Columbus Blue Jackets will wear a patch bearing the JHM logo on the front right shoulder of their home (blue) and away (white) jerseys throughout the season. The team will also feature the JHM logo on the ice behind each goal and on a pair of dasherboards at Nationwide Arena.
To drive home messaging among the team's fan base, the Blue Jackets will distibute a commemorative "JHM" cap to all fans in attendance for the team's home opener against the Nashville Predators on October 17th, 2008. The team also established the John H. McConnell Scholarship Fund to give all Blue Jackets fans the opportunity to honor the late owner and give back to the community. The money raised will be used to award an annual scholarship to Central Ohio high school students who personify Mcconnell's character and leadership.
Please check back for more updates on ways that the Blue Jackets will honor their late owner.
A special thanks to Josh Hafer of the Columbus Blue Jackets for his contributions to this column. For more information, please contact Josh at Jhafer@BlueJackets.com.