Jablonski honored for courage

  • Updated: November 11, 2012 - 9:49 PM

Jack Jablonski was the 2012 America's Choice Honoree for the CBS Courage in Sports Awards. The Minnesota Wild hosted the party for Jablonski and friends to watch the one-hour broadcast in their St. Paul Headquarters on Sunday. Jablonski, who was paralyzed in a high school hockey game in December, won the honor through several rounds of online voting. During each of the first three rounds, he received two thirds of all votes cast to become one of the two remaining finalists. He said after the broadcast that it was a "great honor" to win: "It drives me to do the best that I can, knowing people are out there to support me." Courage in Sports has honored legends such as Muhammad Ali, Hank Aaron, Arthur Ashe, Kerri Strug, Walter Payton and Cal Ripken Jr.

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