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Media Advisory: Grand Opening of the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation Family Resource Center at Columbus Children’s Hospital

COLUMBUS, OH - 2/12/2007

M E D I A    A D V I S O R Y

WHAT: 
Grand Opening of the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation Family Resource Center at Columbus Children’s Hospital

WHEN: 
Monday, February 12, 2007
4:30 pm - Blue Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Media is invited to arrive at 4 p.m. for a tour of the Center; Blue Jackets players and Hats For Heroes kids will be in the Center at this time.

WHERE: 
Media representatives should contact Pam Barber or Mary Ellen Fiorino, Columbus Children’s Hospital Marketing/Public Relations, (614) 722-4595 to arrange an escort to the event location.

WHO: 
John P. McConnell - Chairman & CEO, Worthington Industries; Vice Chairman, Blue Jackets Foundation Board
Doug MacLean – President & General Manager, Columbus Blue Jackets
Jody Shelley – Hats For Heroes Captain, Columbus Blue Jackets  
Steve Allen, MD - Children’s Hospital CEO
Jon Fitzgerald - Children’s Hospital Foundation President
* Also representing the Columbus Blue Jackets, Adam Foote, Pascal Leclaire, Manny Malhotra, Rick Nash, Dan Fritsche and Head Coach Ken Hitchcock

WHY: 
The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation Family Resource Center has been named in honor of the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation commitment of $1.5 million to Columbus Children’s Hospital.

The 5000 square-feet Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation Family Resource Center is decorated in a Blue Jackets hockey theme and is open to all families with patients receiving care at Children’s.  The Center offers a lounge, kitchen,   laundry, exercise and breastfeeding facilities; classrooms, healthcare reference materials and internet access so that families can tend to their personal needs within the hospital setting.  The Center is located adjacent to the hospital cafeteria and near the gift shop and chapel, making access to these facilities convenient for families. 

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CONTACTS:
Pam Barber/Mary Ellen Fiorino, Columbus Children’s Hospital, (614) 722-4595
Karen Davis, Columbus Blue Jackets, (614) 246-4310

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