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Jaromir Jagr does something unbelievable for Ukrainian refugees who have fled to the Czech Republic

Published March 4, 2022 at 7:44 PM
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NHL legend Jaromir Jagr has spent the last 5 seasons playing in his native Czech Republic for Kladno, the team he owns, in the Czech Extraliga. The 50-year-old is no stranger to finding his name in the hockey headlines for his incredible play over the last 3 decades, but this time he has made his way into the headlines for another reason - a much more noble one.

On Friday, ESPN's Greg Wyshynski reported that Jagr has arranged to have Kladno move its final home game of the regular season to a larger arena and pushing hard to sell out the event with the proceeds going to benefit Ukrainian refugees who have fled to the Czech Republic.

The plan is to relocate the game from Kladno to Prague to play at the O2 Arena, which will increase the capacity from a little over 5,000 up to 18,000. So far, everything has gone according to plan, Jagr has confirmed.

"I am very happy to confirm that everything was successful even in such a short time. Now our only wish is to sell out the O2 arena. Buy a ticket and help those Ukrainian families in the Czech Republic!"



Jagr is already a hockey legend, but now he can add humanitarian to his list of life accomplishments. What he's doing is for a great cause and, although he would be the first to tell you that this isn't about him, I feel as though this is something that should be celebrated. Kudos to Jagr for putting something so amazing together for the people of Ukraine.

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Jaromir Jagr does something unbelievable for Ukrainian refugees who have fled to the Czech Republic

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