Sometimes a sports story goes beyond the playing surface and crosses into life. That is the case with Jack Jablonski, the Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School student who suffered a spinal cord injury while playing in a hockey game last winter. “Jabs,” as many in the State of Hockey have come to know him, and his family were told he was unlikely to regain the use of his arms. However, through will, determination and unrelenting support, Jablonski has regained the use of his arms and more. WildTV aired a feature story on Jabs and his progress. Former NHL great Jeremy Roenick, who befriended Jablonski in January, was in town for a skills clinic and the BEL13VE in Miracles Gala and makes an appearance talking about his recovery. Watch the WildTV video on Jablonski’s progress, here.
Becoming Wild: Chapter Two
“Becoming Wild: Chapter Two,” presented by Toyota, is in still in Webisode mode, releasing videos every Tuesday and Thursday on Wild.com until September. This week’s entries featured the philanthropic efforts of Wild players. The Tuesday Webby, as we like to call them at the Lighthouse, featured Wild and fellow NHLers at a charity game for Defending the Blue Line Charity, the organization that helps outfit families of veterans with hockey gear. The Thursday Webisode featured a gift of $1 million from Matt Cullen’s Foundation. You can catch up on all of the summer’s “Becoming Wild: Chapter Two” Webisode’s on the Wild.com Becoming Wild homepage, here.
Tweets Of The Month
In the world of Twitter, a month can seem like an eon. Since you might not have time to scroll back through the annals of your Twitter history, Wild.com put together a gallery of the best Wild related tweets from the month of July, here. Remember when all kinds of hockey “insiders” were tweeting that Crosby was going to team X and Suter was going to team Y? That was fun, wasn’t it? Well, relive the free agent period, Wild Development Camp and even the start of the Olympics via @mnwild, Wild players and a few good tweets from fans. Don’t forget to read the captions, even if some of them spill over 140 characters.