Who: NHL players of the past and present, Minnesota hockey fans, and friends of Jack Jablonski
What: BEL13VE in Miracles Gala
When: July 26, 2012
Where: Xcel Energy Center
Why: To raise funds for The Jack Jablonski Fund and charities supporting spinal cord injury relief and research
Spotted: Benilde-St. Margaret's student Jack Jablonski, whose spinal cord injury last December raised national awareness about youth hockey safety. He was joined by several hunky NHL players, including new Minnesota Wild star Ryan Suter.
Dress Code: Guests donned white for the occasion with men in collared shirts and ladies in summer dresses. (Who knew so many white dresses existed in the Twin Cities?) High school volunteers sported jeans and T-shirts with Jablonski's signature 13 logo.
The Scene: The night started with cocktails and a silent auction at the club level. Guests bid on autographed hockey skates and sticks, and the VIP area was full of NHL players sipping beer and Grey Goose cocktails. Then guests headed to the Xcel arena floor for a swanky sit-down dinner.
Photos by Katherine Harris