Michelle Beadle, ESPN’s co-host on “The SportsNation,” accepted a prom date from Jack Jablonski who was paralyzed in 2011 after a sports accident during a high school hockey game. The date is set for April 26 at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, according to a WebProNews report on Friday.
Jablonski creatively asked for the date. He first asked Beadle to be on his weekly hockey segment on sports radio station 105 The Ticket – which he does due to his love of hockey. That is when he surprisingly asked her to the prom. Specifically, Jablonski said, “I’d formally like to invite you to the prom.” Beadle replied, “Seriously, I would love it.” She asked if she could wear an -80s dress to the prom, and then said that there will be no alcoholic beverages – as she will be watching.
After the invitation and acceptance, Beadle told Larry Brown Sports in an email that she knows Jablonski is a bad--s and someone she looks up to immensely. She admitted that she was shocked when she was asked to the prom. The ESPN analyst says she adores him for doing it live on the radio. She also said, “I’m honored to squeeze my 38-year-old behind into a formal gown for a great night.”