UPDATE: Gopher Fans Donate More Than $10,600 To Jack Jablonski Fund

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UPDATE (Jan. 9):

The University of Minnesota Athletic Department collected more than $10,600 combined for the Jack Jablonski Fund this weekend at Saturday night's men's hockey game vs. Notre Dame and Sunday evening's men's basketball game against Purdue.

Minnesota student athletes collected more than $7,700 for the Jack Jablonski Fund at Saturday's men's hockey game. A crowd of 10,242 made donations as they entered Mariucci Arena and in two different locations on the concourse. In addition all proceeds from the postgame chuck-a-puck promotion were donated to the Jack Jablonski Fund.
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Over $7700 was raised for the Jack Jablonski Fund at Saturday's game.
Go Gophers!

Student athletes will also be collecting donations at the entrances to Williams Arena at Sunday's 5 p.m. men's basketball game against Purdue. 

Jablonski, a 16-year-old sophomore at Benilde-St. Margaret's, was severely injured last week when he was checked from behind in a local high school hockey game.

According to a post on Jablonski's CaringBridge.com site he had successful surgery on Wednesday to fuse his vertebrae, but "... has limited mobility and no movement in his lower body. As we feared, he will not be able to walk or skate. This news is devastating to Jack and everyone who loves him. Our hope and dream is that he will be able to prove this prognosis wrong."

Fans can also donate online at Jabby13.com or can also able to send a donation to the Jack Jablonski Fund, P.O. Box 16387, St. Louis Park, MN 55416-2618. In addition, fans can also make a donation at any Wells Fargo Bank and should mention the "Jack Jablonski Fund" when doing so.

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