Columbus Blue Jackets to host KIDS TAKEOVER NIGHT, Presented by Bob Evans, Saturday, April 10

APRIL 8, 2021

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate the youngest members of The 5th Line with Kids Takeover Night, presented by Bob Evans, on Saturday, April 10 when the Blue Jackets host the Chicago Blackhawks at 7 p.m. ET. The game will be highlighted by a unique game presentation inspired by video game culture. 

While some traditional elements of this game are not possible this year due to COVID-19 protocols, young fans will be integrated into numerous game-night proceedings.  The National Anthem will be sung by Luke Peart, a senior at London High School and a member of the Columbus Children’s Choir.  In addition, Jacey Snyder, a 13-year-old seventh grader at Granville Christian Academy, will serve as a Kid Broadcaster for the second-straight year and will be assisting Bally Sports Ohio’s Dave Maetzold and Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs Radio host Dylan Tyrer in conducting virtual interviews with Blue Jackets players and guests throughout the game.

In recognition of the day, The Blue Line Team Store is also offering 25 percent off ALL youth jerseys at its Nationwide Arena and Polaris Fashion Place locations, as well as online at throughout the day Saturday.

The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation will be offering a limited quantity of the special Kids Takeover-themed pucks used by players during pre-game warmups.  The pucks will be on sale online for $45 each from 9 a.m. ET on Saturday through 11 p.m. ET on Monday, April 12.  The CBJ Foundation Auction, presented by Worthington Industries, features The Lady Jackets Favorite Things Baskets, many of which include family-friendly items such as a family membership to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, CBJ-themed dog items, popular Brady Brady children’s books and more.  To purchase Kids Takeover pucks or participate in the auction, fans can text CBJAUCTION to 76278 or visit

The CBJ Foundation also will be hosting a 50/50 Raffle, presented by KEMBA Financial Credit Union, with proceeds benefitting Junior Achievement of Central Ohio.  To participate, fans can visit to purchase tickets.  Age and location restrictions apply.

Registration is now open for the next Get Out And Learn!, powered by Performance Columbus, a try hockey for free clinic for kids ages 5-8 with no prior skating or hockey experience.  Three 30-minute clinics will be held on Saturday, May 1 at OhioHealth Chiller North beginning at 8:50 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 10:20 a.m. and on Saturday, June 12 at OhioHealth Chiller Easton beginning at 12:00 p.m., 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.  For more information or to register, visit

While Saturday’s game vs. the Blackhawks is sold out, families can take advantage of the Dispatch Family Value Pack to attend select future home games.  Dispatch Family Value Packs, starting at just $30, offer a game ticket, hot dog, popcorn and Pepsi.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Puck drop from Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET.  Live coverage on Bally Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m.  All Blue Jackets games televised on Bally Sports Ohio will also be streamed live via the Bally Sports app.  The game may also be heard on the Eldorado Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including Sports Radio 97.1 FM in Columbus, and online at