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Jaromir Jagr to Help Raise Money for Ukrainian Refugees

Jaromir Jagr has moved his Czechia league team to a much bigger stadium for the club's final regular season game to help raise money for Ukrainian refugees.
Jaromir Jagr

Jaromir Jagr has a big heart. 

The NHL legend has moved the final game for his Czechia league team, Kladno, to the classic 02 Arena in Prague, using the bigger building with a larger capacity to raise money for Ukrainian refugees who have made it over to Czechia.

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

The usual building Kladno plays in seats 6,000, so 02 Arena's 18,000 seat facility will be a major step up. Sparta Prague, the usual occupant of 02 Arena, is Kladno's opponent.

With just one game left, Kladno sits 14th in the top Czechia league, out of a playoff spot. Despite featuring a lineup that includes former NHLer Tomas Plekanec, Jake Dotchin, Landon Bow and Jagr himself, the team has struggled throughout the season after earning a promotion up to the top league for this season.

Jagr continues to play at the grand old age of 50, because age is just a number to the future Hockey Hall of Famer.


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