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 $27,000 raising our 14-year total to over $385,000!!! Your donations go directly to the advancement of regional healthcare, not towards foundation expenses or overhead.

What are we raising money for?

The 2015 proceeds went to expanding and upgrading the surgical rooms at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Your donations will help create a world class surgical space with the patient at the center of every design and care decision.  This expansion of level 4 of St. Lukes Campus building A will address the critical needs of patients by bringing together our exceptional medical professionals and the most advanced technology.  Our surgeons will be able to perform the most complex procedures with multiple specialist in the same room at the same time, aided by state-of-the-art technology.  For critically ill or injured patients, it means saving more that curical minutes and seconds, it means saving more lives.


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
2014 – Joel Dietz, Joe & Kristin Polo, Frank McCourt
2015 – Kerry Hadiaris, Rich Ruohonen


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
  • Shana Vesel

Past Champions

2014Joe Polo
Tom Brozic
Amy Swanoski
Derek Benson

Sponsored by: Scott Kellett, RBC Wealth Management
2013Pete Fenson
Jeff Laundergan
Linda Christensen
Aaron Nelson
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