Blue Line Booster Club
Contact: Jackie Forquer, President Blue Line Boosters
The Blue Line Booster Club is a nonprofit organization formed to support the high standards of ice hockey at Ohio University through fundraising efforts and volunteerism. The Blue Line Booster Club provides financial and moral support to the OHIO Hockey Team. They help provide and prepare food for team travel, honor players, organize alumni events, and sponsor social events.
Since the team competes at the American Collegiate Hockey Association level and not the NCAA level, it receives little financial assistance from the university and relies solely on ticket sales, merchandise sales and fundraising efforts by alumni, staff and The Blue Line Booster Club.
The Blue Line Booster Club would like to extend a very big thank you for all your past financial support. In order to continue the extensive and valued traditions of the past, as well as the tremendous experiences offered to our own student-athletes, we graciously ask for donations. To assist in making contributions and for purchasing Blue Line Club memberships we have a PayPal account where all major credit cards are accepted. Please click on the buttons below. When donating via Paypal, donors will be able to immediately print-out a receipt for tax purposes.
Blue Line members receive special seating in the Blue Line Club Section as well as access to the Bird Arena Mezzanine for snacks during the game.
BLUE LINE TICKETS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED WITH SEASON TICKET OR GAME TICKET.
If you register online with the Blue Line Boosters, you can pick up your passes at Bird Arena during any OHIO Hockey game.
|Join Blue Line Club as Individual||$50.00|
|Join Blue Line Club as Couple||$85.00|
|Join Blue Line Club as Family of 3||$115.00|
|Join Blue Line Club as Family of 4||$140.00|
|Each Additional Member||$25.00|
|Donate to the Blue Line Boosters||All donations go directly to supporting the OHIO Hockey team.|
Blue Line Board Members
Jackie Forquer -- President
Jackie Forquer is a 1992 and 2004 graduate of Ohio University and is still active in the Alumni Varsity Band. Having grown up in a small town, her first experience with hockey came her freshman year at OHIO leading her to a love of all things hockey. Jackie is a reading teacher at Amanda-Clearcreek Primary School and lives outside Amanda, Ohio with her husband, Greg.
Anne Oberlin — Past President
Anne Oberlin is the current president of Blue Line Boosters organization and coordinator of the hospitality area during games. She has participated on the board in various positions since 2007. She and husband Greg raised four hockey-playing children, one who played for OHIO, and now enjoy watching their grandson play. She retired as an early childhood educator from Ohio University (MS 1997) in 2014.
Brian Shapiro — Vice President
Brian is a long time resident of Athens having come here is 1981 to attend Ohio University. He grew up in the Dayton Ohio area and listened to the Dayton Gems IHL hockey team on the radio as a kid. Hockey took a back seat to Cincinnati Reds Baseball and University of Dayton Flyers Basketball in the Shapiro house when Brian was younger. Several years ago now, Brian began working with Marvin Fletcher as a goal judge and later in the penalty box during Bobcat Hockey home games. Working the games rekindled interest in the game and in helping to find a way to support Bobcat Hockey through the Blue Line Boosters. He first served Blue Line as a board member and currently serves as Vice President.
Wayne Chiasson — Treasurer
Wayne and his wife, Morgan, moved to Athens in 1996. Having grown up in Nova Scotia, he played minor hockey up through high school. He has coached in the Athens Youth Hockey Association at various levels, where his son Kyle is a Bantam for the Athens Bobcats. Wayne has been a Blue Line Board member serving as Treasurer for over 15 years.
Lex Tisdale — Alumni Chair
Lex was a 4-year starter on defense for the Ohio University Ice Hockey Bobcats from 1979 to 1985. He was an assistant captain 1981-82 and was part of the Mid-American league and tournament championship teams in 79-82.
Lex is a 12 member of the Blue Line Boosters and sits as the group's Alumni Representative on the Blue Line Boosters board.
Lex Tisdale received his Bachelors of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio University Russ College of Engineering in 1985. He served on the Industrial and Systems Engineering Academic Board of Advisors for Ohio University for over 12 years and currently the Russ College of Engineering Board of Visitors for Ohio University for 6 years.
Lex is retired after 35 years working for Kenworth Truck Company, PACCAR Inc. in Chillicothe Ohio as the Director of Manufacturing Engineering and Facilities where he had responsibility for all Manufacturing Engineering, Facilities, and Maintenance operations at the Chillicothe Ohio truck assembly facility.
Marvin Fletcher has been involved with Ohio University hockey for over 40 years. During most of that time he has acted of coordinator of off-ice officials. He has acted as a goal judge, penalty box worker, scoreboard and message board operator during this time. He has served on the Blue Line booster’s board for the past two years.
Greg Forquer is a 1985 graduate of Ohio University and was commissioned out of the Army ROTC program. He is still active with his fraternity alumni and a supporter of all things OU. A lifelong hockey fan, he says best way to spend a Friday and Saturday night while on campus was in Bird Arena. Greg works for the Fairfield County Auditor and lives outside Amanda, Ohio.