Students at sold white shirts as a fundraiser to help the family of Jack Jablonski, the Benilde-St. Margaret's High School hockey player paralyzed after a hard check.
Those who wore white or bought a white shirt to support Jablonski planned to gather at the high school gym at 2:30 p.m. Friday, according to district spokesman Jim Elert.
Earlier in the day, students lined up to buy shirts for Jablonski, Elert said, with 240 sold in one hour alone.
Elert said in an email Friday that SLP activities director Matt St. Martin had visited Jablonski and his family at the hospital. St. Martin "most recently hailed from Benilde-St. Margaret's," Elert said. "As such he is really close to Jack Jablonski ... and his family."
students on Monday as a show of support for Jablonski. because 13 was Jablonski's number on the Benilde-St. Margaret's junior varsity hockey team.
The expressions of solidarity even extended to preschoolers at Immaculate Conception school in Columbia Heights, where pre-K through eighth-grade students paid $2 to wear red and white for Jablonski, according to parent Robin Marty.