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Greif partners with NHL’s Blue Jackets for charity



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DELAWARE, Ohio – Greif, Inc. (NYSE: NYSE:, GEF.B), an industrial packaging product and service provider, has entered into a corporate partnership with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). This collaboration, which extends through 2026, features a new fundraising initiative for the Blue Jackets Foundation and supports the team’s hockey-themed wellness curriculum.

The partnership introduces the Greif Blocked Shots Platform, where Greif pledges to donate $5 to the Blue Jackets Foundation for every blocked shot by the team’s defensemen or forwards during home or away games. With over 850 blocked shots already recorded, the contributions are set to support the foundation’s focus areas, including education, children’s health and safety, pediatric cancer, and the development of hockey.

Crystal Cassady, Public Relations at Greif, expressed the company’s excitement about the partnership, saying,”After years as terrace ticket holders, we believed it was time to elevate our partnership with the Columbus Blue Jackets, providing an opportunity to engage with the community through impactful initiatives.”

Ryan Shirk, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for the Blue Jackets, welcomed Greif’s commitment, and said, “This partnership goes beyond the ice and truly embodies what John P. McConnell envisioned when it comes to collaboration and giving back to the community.”

Furthermore, the partnership extends to supporting the Blue Jackets’ Power Play Challenge program, a free, hockey-themed wellness curriculum designed to promote healthy living among children. Greif will co-present this initiative alongside OhioHealth, aiming to make a healthy lifestyle more enjoyable and accessible for children.

This news article is based on a press release statement provided by Greif, Inc.

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