For the Love of the Game: 16th Annual House of Hearts
Duluth is home to several curling Olympic medalists.
It's not a surprise that the Northland embraces yet another sport played on ice.
Last week, people from all over the world came together at the Duluth Curling Club for a good cause, and it's all 'For the Love of the Game.'
The 16th Annual House of Hearts event gives amateur curlers a chance to play with world champions and Olympians while benefiting the community.
Deb Payette, a member of the Duluth Curling Club said, "now you learn how these guys play because they're the best in the world."
The fun and competition is to help out locals.
The money goes to Project Joy's Backpack program to fight child hunger.
The inspiration came from Patrick Plys who passed away five years ago.
His passion to give back to his community and to curl still lives on today through his family.
"He had a big heart and he was a very outgoing guy. I was lucky to know him," said Chris Plys, Patrick's oldest son.
While this family is using curling to help the community, curling is helping this family, too.
Plys said, "you know when you're that invested in something then anything that goes along with it is always a special thing to you, I guess."