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Huskies 'Throw Homelessness a Curveball' for Life House

The Duluth Huskies teamed up with a homeless youth drop-in center last month for "Throw Homelessness a Curveball," a special night at Wade Stadium to raise funds and awareness for homeless and at-risk youth.

During the June 13 ballgame, Life House promoted its "Adopt-A-Kid" program. For $29 a month, the program allows adults to "adopt" a child by contributing to Life House's housing, school, job training and health services.

Throughout the month of July, each community member who enrolls in the "Adopt-A-Kid" program will received four tickets to any regular-season Huskies ballgame.

"We are pleased to be partnering with Life House," Huskies co-owner Michael Rosenzweig said in a news release. "They provide such a valuable service to not only the youth they serve, but the community at large. They're helping kids to be self-sufficient, contributing members of our community. We're proud to support that."

Life House is the only drop-in center for homeless youth in Northeastern Minnesota, helping up to 600 at-risk youth each year break the cycles of poverty, homelessness, and abuse, according to the nonprofit. Life House offers access to emergency needs such as food, shelter, basic health care, life skills development and one-on-one support services.

"We are thankful for the opportunity to team up with the Huskies," said Maude Dornfeld, executive director of Life House. "Youth visiting our drop-in center are coming from increasingly difficult circumstances. By supporting the "Adopt-A-Kid" program, community members and organizations like the Huskies make it possible for Life House to provide the long-term support that's needed to help our kids beat the odds and succeed."