MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –- The hockey community got together Saturday to have a little fun and show its support for a friend and teammate.

Benilde-St. Margaret’s helped host a benefit for Jack Jablonski. The sophomore severed his spinal cord during a hockey game in December.

At the fundraiser, people enjoyed live music and chatted with local NHL stars Wes Walz, Matt Cullen and others.

Over the weekend, Jablonski got a visit from some Minnesota Twins, such as Carl Pavano and Justin Morneau.

On his CaringBridge site, Jack’s parents said he did a little showing off — performing some of his physical therapy after doctors said he likely wouldn’t move his arms.

twins jablonski Benilde St. Margarets Holds Benefit For Jabs

(credit: Lockerz.com)

Comments (3)
  1. reader says:

    what is being done for the female player from St Croix Lutheran? Not to take away from Jabs, but he is getting alot of media attention over fundraising. Is there fundraising for her?

    1. Ladybug says:

      Her injury was not near the severity that Jabs experienced. Docs predict she will make a full recovery. Jabs will likely never walk again and going forward will need to adjust to a while life change. Yes, the support has been extensive and hopefully will continue.

    2. debber says:

      I feel empathy for this young man, his life will never be the same. But I agree that the young woman should also be getting media attention and support even if her injuries are not the severity of jabs. They are no less life changing. I believe the Jabs story has been taken to the extreme. Bottom line, the Jabs story is all about someone else’s benefit. My hunch is there is money at the root of this story. Please let this young man start his grieving process. Delaying it is just making it harder for him.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Watch & Listen LIVE