When it comes to attending prom, the third time should be the charm for ESPN’s Michelle Beadle.
The 38-year-old Beadle, who recently returned to ESPN following a short stint at NBC, will be accompanying teenager Jack Jablonksi to prom this spring at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School in St. Louis Park, Minn. Jablonksi, a former hockey player, was paralyzed during a game in 2011 when he was checked head first into the boards.
“I know that he’s a badass and someone I look up to immensely,” Beadle told Larry Brown Sports about Jablonski. “I was shocked when he asked today. And I adore him for doing it live on the radio. I’m honored to squeeze my 38 year old behind into a formal gown for a great night!”
— Jack Jablonski (@Jabs_13) March 13, 2014