OCTOBER 25, 2022
Fans can vote once a day to help Stinger take home the award
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets mascot Stinger has been nominated for the Major League Greatest Community Impact category in the 2022 Mascot Hall of Fame Awards. Stinger is up for the award alongside nine other major league mascots including the Dallas Stars mascot Victor E. Green. Fans are encouraged to vote for Stinger once a day, every day until voting closes on Saturday, November 12.
Nominees within the Greatest Community Impact category have a program within the organization that is spearheaded by the team’s mascot which directly benefits the community. The program can be any type of effort which helps with specific needs within the community; Educational, fighting hunger, public safety, etc.
Stinger has been nominated for the award thanks to his extensive work within the Central Ohio community. Last year, Stinger made 232 appearances throughout Central Ohio to aid numerous charitable organizations in their fundraising efforts. Thanks to his In-Game Celebration Package, he was able to raise $24,290 for the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation supporting children of Central Ohio through four main pillars – pediatric cancer, health and safety, education through literacy, and youth hockey.
Outside of his fundraising initiatives, Stinger is often found visiting schools, hospitals, and organizations with the community to put a smile on the faces of the young and old. When not making public appearances, Stinger uses social media and his celebrity status to help raise awareness for charities throughout the community.
Fans can vote for Stinger by visiting www.mascothalloffame.com.
Single game tickets for all home games played at Nationwide Arena during the 2022-23 season are on sale now. Full and partial season tickets for the Blue Jackets’ 2022-23 campaign are currently available for purchase. Information on all ticketing options can be obtained by calling (614) 246-3350 or visiting BlueJackets.com/ticketplans.
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