Jack Jablonski’s tragic story has reached all corners of the hockey world, and now has crossed into the sport of cycling.
Bob McEnaney, founder of Total Cycling Performance, is launching a new fundraising initiative: Ride for a Reason. Reason number one will raise funds for Jablonski, the Benilde-St. Margaret high school hockey player who broke two vertebrae, causing a severe spinal cord injury, during a game.
The initiative’s goal is to promote fun and healthy activities, while raising both funds and awareness for a variety of local charities.
The inaugural “Ride for a Reason” will culminate in Bob’s participation in the Furnace Creek 508 Bicycle Race, Oct. 6 – 8. Tagged “The toughest 48 hours in sports” the event is a premier ultra cycling race. In 48 hours, participants will traverse 508 miles from Santa Clarita, Calif., across the Mojave Desert, through Death Valley National Park and Mojave National Preserve, finishing at the gateway to Joshua Tree National Park.
Proceeds raised by “Ride for a Reason” will benefit The Jack Jablonski Fund and research for a cure to spinal cord injuries. Click here, to contribute to McEnaney’s initial ride.
To learn more about McEnaney, Total Cycling Performance and “Ride for a Reason,” go here.
Addendum to this post, the Lighthouse received the following message in comment section in regards to Jablonski:
Jack is also nominated for the America’s Choice Honoree which is part of the tv show Courage in Sports. If he wins the voting competition (ends Oct. 1) he’ll be featured on the show which airs on Veteran’s Day on CBS. Fans can vote here http://www.facebook.com/CourageInSports.