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Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 1/30/15

Via Larry Brown Sports:

Jack Jablonski is definitely going to have the coolest date at his high school prom.

Jablonski, a teenager who was paralyzed from the chest down after being checked into the boards head-first during a high school hockey game in 2011, asked ESPN personality Michelle Beadle to his prom Wednesday, and she said yes.

Jablonski was co-hosting his weekly “Hockey Night in Minnesota” segment on 105 The Ticket and invited Beadle to be his guest on the show for the second time.

Jablonski’s co-hosts, Bob Sansevere and Mike Morris, were teasing the youngster about his crush on the “SportsNation” co-host prior to her guest appearance. Listeners quickly learned that Jablonski had something bigger planned.

few minutes into the interview, Jablonski, who is a student at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, asked Beadle to his prom.

“I’d formally like to invite you to my prom,” Jablonski said after his co-hosts introduced the subject.

Beadle gasped with excitement and astonishment, and she quickly said yes.

“Seriously, I would love it,” said Beadle.

“Can I wear an ’80s dress to the prom?” she asked, showcasing her typical quick humor and wit.

“And no alcoholic beverages, Jack, I will be watching,” she joked.

For Beadle, she’s hoping this will be her first positive prom experience after two disasters back when she was in high school.

The ESPN host told Larry Brown Sports that she has known Jack through Twitter the past few years. She shared her thoughts on the prom invite.

“I know that he’s a badass and someone I look up to immensely,” Beadle wrote to Larry Brown Sports in an email. “I was shocked when he asked today. And I adore him for doing it live on the radio. I’m honored to squeeze my 38 year old behind into a formal gown for a great night!”

This date sounds awesome and we can’t wait to hear how the night goes. The prom is in May.

And we have to commend Jablonski for having the courage to ask Beadle on air — that was very cool and it took a lot of guts!

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5 Comments:
  • Congrats Jack, have fun.
  • People need to stop doing this crap to celebrities, I don't care if you are hurt or just a pathetic virgin, stop doing it. At some point, a celebrity will have to say no in a harsh way so copycats won't keep doing it 8 times a year. Just say "No...I have never met you. So why the hell would I go to a dance or prom with you? Can't you find someone you DO know to go? You would certainly have a better shot at romance if you did."
  • I couldn't agree with you more !!!! This trend is so stupid for all of the reasons you stated !! I give all the celebrities credit for doing this but it's just stupid. I would love to know how these things really go, I mean , does she go for maybe an hour , with security guards in tow, sign some autographs and then leave ?? anyways, dead on with your comment!!
  • All I know is- I will never watch another Jets game again or buy another NIKE product since they hired that dog killer Michael Vick. What a disgrace to the NFL league to even let him play football again. I read the court transcripts of what he did. He had over 100 dogs buried in his yard, they weren't just shot he and his sick buddies killed them with their own hands when they didn't preform up to par in the fighting ring. Breaking their backs,legs ,necks, beating them to death. That goes to show the depravity and lack of humanity in that man's heart or should I say lack of heart and soul. I hope someone gives him the same treatment- soon.
  • I agree, I don't get all of this "praise" for Michael Vick for "the man he has become" - I mean, why does somebody deserve praise for just being a decent person, how about praising all of the people who live their lives as decent people right from the beginning , I think people deserve a second chance in life, and he has definitely been given one, but stop the praise for him "turning" his life around, I don't think all of the animals him and his friend brutalized , give a sh_ _ t about how he has supposedly turned himself around, and Oh ya, if he hadn't gotten caught , would he have ever given up killing dogs , what a joke this whole thing is, i am a huge JETS fan but have to say that they are a really pathetic organization, they pick up Tebow and now Vick just to sell tickets, I got a message for Mr.never did anything in his life except be born rich, Johnson, how about spending money and put a winning team on the field ??
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