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Ride for a Reason

08/22/2012, 12:03pm CDT
By MHJ Staff

New fundraiser set for Jack Jablonski


Bob McEnaney will embark on the "Toughest 48 hours in sport" to raise money for Jack Jablonski

There's a new, exciting and rigorous fundraising initiative for Jack Jablonski.

Bob McEnaney is hopping on the bike for a good cause -- and for many miles. His new initiative, Ride for a Reason, is promoting active and healthy lifestyles while raising money for charitable causes.

The first endeavor is for former Benilde-St. Margaret's defenseman Jack Jablonski, who was paralyzed this past winter during a hockey game.

From McEnaney:

The inaugural Ride for a Reason will culminate in Bob's participation in the Furnace Creek 508 Bicycle Race on October 6-8, 2012. Known as the "Toughest 48 hours in Sport,” the event is the world’s premier ultra cycling race. Participants cover 508 miles in 48 hours through mountains, desert and an elevation gain over more than 35,000 feet.

The race stretches from Santa Clarita, Cali., across the Mojave Desert, through Death Valley National Park and Mojave National Preserve, to the finish line at the gateway to Joshua Tree National Park in Twentynine Palms, Cali.

McEnaney will ride the race in honor of Jablonski. Net proceeds raised by Ride for a Reason will benefit The Jack Jablonski Fund and research for a cure to spinal cord injuries.

Folks can visit http://www.indiegogo.com/Jablonski-Ride-for-a-Reason to donate to this cause.

“The new program will combine exciting cycling and running events with an opportunity to give back to the community,” McEnaney said. “We are partnering with local businesses, charities, as well as world-class and everyday athletes alike to not only share the passion for what we love, but to make a difference.”

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