You may remember Ryan Salmons, one of the greatest Blue Jackets fans that ever lived. Ryan died in 2009 at the age of 19 from pediatric cancer shortly after the Blue Jackets clinched their first playoff berth. As Tom Reed noted upon Ryan's death, the perseverance and dignity Ryan demonstrated in the face of terminal illness left a lasting impression on the franchise and many of its fans.
You can help keep Ryan's memory alive by giving the gift of life during this holiday season.
The 2nd Annual “#3 Ryan Salmons Day of Giving” takes place on Saturday, December 4th, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm in the gymnasium at Memorial Baptist Church (2435 Eakin Road – SW Columbus). The event features a blood drive in memory of our favorite Blue Jacket. If you wish to donate but have not yet signed up, please do so NOW as slots are limited. A double red cell machine will also be available for interested and qualified donors. Walk-in’s are welcome but priority is given to appointments.
All donors will be entered into a raffle to win a Columbus Blue Jacket prize package, which includes two tickets to see the Jackets on Saturday, Feb. 5th, dinner at the Time Warner lounge and a team autographed hockey stick. Additional tickets can be purchased for $5 each or three (3) for $10. All contributions benefit the Ryan Salmons Foundation and are 100% tax deductible.
Tickets will be available at the event and can also be purchased in advance by emailing the address below. You need not be present to win.
1. Click Here to Sign Up Today!*
2. Then, click the "Enter a Sponsor Code" link (blue button on left)
3. Enter the Sponsor Code: ryansalmons
If you have any questions or experience difficulty with the e-donor registration, email RyanSalmonsDayofGiving@yahoo.com.