Blizzard hockey: Alexandria will hold Jablonski fundraiser
The Alexandria Blizzard organization will do its part to help raise money for Jack Jablonski and his family by hosting a “Jack Jablonski Fundraiser Night” at the Blizzard’s home game against Minot next Thursday night.
Jablonski suffered a spinal injury on a hit from behind in a junior varsity hockey game against Wayzata on December 30. Since then, the Jack Jablonski Fund has been set up and many communities around the state have hosted fundraisers to help his family cover medical costs.
The Alexandria Blizzard is doing its part by donating 50 percent of all the ticket revenue from the January 19 game against the Minotauros. The Blizzard will also be accepting donations and selling T-shirts at the game, with all the proceeds going to the Jablonski family.
“I think it’s a great testament to our organization,” head coach Doc DelCastillo said. “One, for being aware, and two for giving back. For something like that to happen to a young man – anyone in the game of hockey can identify to that because it can happen to anyone at any time. It’s really unfortunate and our hearts go out to him and his family.”
Fans are encouraged to show their support by wearing white to the game to “white out” the Runestone Community Center. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.