On the links and on the air for Jack Jablonski

5:25 PM, Jan 10, 2012   |    comments
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NEW PRAGUE, Minn. - Golf in mid-January made a comeback on Tuesday for the one person the world is hoping makes a miraculous comeback of his own, 16-year-old Jack Jablonski.

It has been less than two weeks since Jablonski, a hockey player for Benilde St. Margaret's, suffered the hit that eventually rendered him paralyzed in a game against Wayzata.

In the time that has followed a world of support has come his way. On Tuesday, a golf tournament in New Prague was added to the list.

"I have a 10-year-old that plays for Eden Prairie and it's incidents like this that touch all of us parents that watch our kids go out and play sports," tournament organizer Kevin Unterreiner said.

The four-man team best ball tournament brought in about $3,000 for the Jablonski family. That amount will grow in the coming days because a silent auction went on as well.

The tournament was born of an idea of Unterreiner's on Sunday and grew to 150 golfers on Tuesday. At least 150 additional golfers couldn't play because the course wasn't big enough.

And golf wasn't the only game in town on Tuesday for Jack.

KDWB'S Dave Ryan officially kicked off that station's 13-hour switch to KJABS on air and on the website.

The Twin Cities radio station is raising money for Jablonski's family and giving his nickname the station call letters.

"It is amazing that the community has gotten together. We wanted to be a part of that and show support for this kid," Ryan said.

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