Crew in the Community: October 17-27

Active week in the community leading-up to Fan Appreciation Day

The Crew will be very active in the community in the week leading-up to Fan Appreciation Day on October 28, at Crew Stadium when the Black & Gold face Toronto FC at 4:00 p.m.

Things kick off this Saturday at 4:00 p.m. with the CCYHA Blue Jackets Special Hockey Fundraiser at Nationwide Arena. The Crew Soccer Tour will be on hand to help raise funds for the Blue Jackets Special Hockey Team through a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing while educating people in attendance on the special needs hockey team.
 
Following the event fans are encouraged to go to 4th Street Bar & Grill, the home of the Crew Union Supporters Club (1810 North 4th Street, Columbus, OH 43201) for the final Crew Pub Tour of the regular season. All televisions will be tuned to FOX Sports Ohio for the pivotal match at D.C. United, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Fans can enjoy drink specials and Crew merchandise giveaways will cheering the Black & Gold to victory.
 
Crew forward Tommy Heinemann will be at Donatos at Easton (4055 Morse Crossing, Columbus, 43219), on Sunday, October 21 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. to greet fans and sign autographs.
 
The highlight event of the week is the Annual Crew Awards Ceremony and Casino Night at the LC Pavilion on Tuesday, October 23. The full team will be in attendance and fans are encouraged to stay after the ceremony to play casino games and win prizes with proceeds from the evening benefiting the Crew Soccer Foundation. Doors at the LC Pavilion open at 6:00 p.m., with the ceremony starting promptly at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free for Gold Level members of Crew Soccer Nation. Black and Silver level members as well as the general public can purchase tickets for $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Regular admission and VIP tickets can be purchased by contacting Jessica Toth at Crew Stadium 614-447-4292 (jtoth@thecrew.com).
 
To cap the week, the Crew Soccer Tour will be at “Boo at the Zoo,” the annual Halloween-themed family event at the Columbus Zoo, on Friday Oct. 26, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 
Also on Saturday, Frankie Hejduk will participate in the Ohio State University Soccer-Tennis Tournament which runs from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at OSU's RPAC Tennis Courts (337 W. 17th Ave Columbus, 43210). All participants will receive Crew merchandise and the Grand Prize will include Crew jerseys.
 
Finally, fans are encouraged to join Crew rookie midfielder Ethan Finlay as he visits Donatos in Worthington (5388 N High St, Columbus, 43214) to greet fans, sign autographs and pose for pictures on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 5:00 p.m.
 
Full event details for all appearances are below. Members of the media interested in attending should contact a member of the Crew's communications staff to obtain finalized information.
 
What: CCYHA Blue Jackets Special Hockey Team Fundraiser
When: Saturday, October 20 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Nationwide Arena -- 200 West Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus, 43215
About: The Crew is helping to raise funds for the CCYHA Blue Jackets Special Hockey Team this Saturday at Nationwide Arena. The event includes a silent auction/raffle, a 50/50 drawing and education about the special needs hockey team.
 
What: Pub Tour Viewing Party presented by Budweiser
When: Saturday, October 20 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 4th Street Bar and Grill, 1810 North 4th Street, Columbus, OH 43201
About: Don't miss a minute of the action when the Crew travels to the Nation's Capital to take on D.C. United on Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.  Dare to be massive and join the passionate Black & Gold fans at 4th Street Bar & Grill. Enjoy drink specials, Crew merchandise giveaways and much more. Visit TheCrew.com for a list of all the pub tour locations this season.
 
Who: Tommy Heinemann
What: Donatos Player Appearance
When: Sunday, October 21 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Donatos in Easton - 4055 Morse Crossing, Columbus, 43219
About: Tommy Heinemann will be signing autographs and taking pictures with Crew fans.
 
Who: Full Team
What: Team Awards Ceremony & Casino Night
When: Tuesday, October 23 – Doors at 6:00 p.m.
Where: LC Pavilion, 405 Neil Avenue, Columbus, 43215
About: The Annual end-of-season Crew Team Awards Ceremony honoring the most outstanding achievements of 2012. The Awards Ceremony is followed by Casino Night, a chance for fans to try their luck at the gaming tables with all proceeds benefitting Crew Soccer Foundation programming for at-risk youth.
 
What: Boo at the Zoo
When: Friday, October 26 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 27 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Columbus Zoo – 4850 West Powell Road, Columbus, 43215
About: Join the Crew at the annual Boo at the Zoo to win prizes and get your face painted for Halloween.
 
Who: Frankie Hejduk
What: OSU Soccer-Tennis Tournament
When: Saturday, October 27 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Where: OSU's RPAC Tennis Courts 337 W. 17th Ave Columbus, 43210
About: The Crew is partnering with the Soccer-Tennis Club at Ohio State to put on a 64-team tournament. Participants receive Crew Swag and grand prizes include Crew jerseys.
 
Who: Ethan Finlay
What: Donatos Player Appearance
When: Saturday, October 27 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Donatos in Worthington - 5388 N High St, Columbus, 43214
About: Ethan Finlay will be signing autographs and taking pictures with Crew fans.