About House of Hearts

The House of Hearts is an annual celebrity curling bonspiel to raise money for the St. Luke’s Foundation in Duluth, MN.

How much has been raised?

Congratulations to everyone who was a part of the 2014 House of Hearts. Together, we presented over $34000 to our charity, raising our 13-year total to $384,000!!! Your donations go directly to the advancement of regional healthcare, not towards foundation expenses or overhead.

What are we raising money for?


In January of 2014, The St. Luke’s Foundation asked the HOH committee to consider assisting with the expansion of their infusion therapy department. The expansion is creating 4 new ‘bedrooms’ for those getting infusion therapy such as chemo or recurring transfusions.   Each room is $25,000, and if we raise that much, it will be known as the HOUSE OF HEARTS room – and can be decorated by HOH (pictures of Olympians, curling memorabilia etc. )  The HOH committee is thrilled to take on this challenge!  Read more about infusion therapy.

Heart of the Spiel Award

Each year, the House of Hearts will show it’s appreciation to individuals that make a significant contribution towards the ongoing process of making this event so special.

The Beginning - Amy and Tim Wright
2002 - Steve Payette
2003 - George Karrys
2004 - Jeff Laundergan
2005 - Allison and Doug Pottinger
2006 - Joanne Docteur and Mike Rane
2007 - Brad Jensen, Mark Shubert, Jonathan Mead
2008 - Yvonne Patterson and Tiffany Litman
2009 - Ken and Mary Broman
2010 - Doug and Kris Cameron, Paul Trulsen
2011 - Barb Payette and Ann Swisshelm
2012 - Amy Fiskness and John Shuster
2013 - Renee Passal and Craig Brown

2015 House of Hearts Committee

  • Tyler George
  • Kerry Hadiaris
  • Tony Lasky
  • Jeff Laundergan
  • Renee Passal
  • Barb Payette
  • Joe Polo
  • Kristin Polo
  • Mark Shubert
  • John Shuster
  • Aileen Sormunen
  • Amy Swanoski
  • Shana Vesel
  • Tom Vesel

Past Champions

2013Pete Fenson
Jeff Laundergan
Linda Christensen
Aaron Nelson

Sponsored by: CL Furnace and Tritech of MN
2012Craig Brown
Mary Broman
Darren Vogt
Mike McDermid
2011Chelsea Carey
Bridgette Perrizo
Matt Carlson
Jason Kraus
2010John Shuster
Regis Hadiaris
Courtney George
Nik Geller
2009Hammy McMillan
Paul Wojciak
David Pipho
Greg Doran
2008Craig Disher
Amy Wright
Doug Cameron
Andy Skildum
2007Kyle Werenich
Aileen Sormunen
Joe Roberts Jr.
Mary Gaidis
2006Crystal Rumberg
Jon Fiskness
Doug Cameron
Mike Thompson
2005Peter Corner
Lucy DeVore
Phil Gaudino
Tyler George
2004 John Mead
Marg Hackner
Kevin Cornwell
Chris Juntenen
2003Jon Mead
Jeanne Kurshoff
Bob Johansen
Phil DeVore
2002Tricia MacGregor
Kelly Sieger
Kevin Stevens
Carl Ball




In 2008 the Infusion Therapy Clinic opened because of money raised at the HOH