Curlers team up for good cause at Four Seasons Curling Club

An inaugural celebrity curling tournament at Four Seasons Curling Club brought together one of the broadest and most well-known collections of curlers to take part in an event to benefit the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota at the Blaine ice sheet. The Lupus Spiel tournament ran Friday through Sunday, May 2-4.

Curler Daniel Ostheimer slides the stone down the sheet of ice at Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine during the club’s inaugural event in support of finding a cure for Lupus.

Curler Daniel Ostheimer slides the stone down the sheet of ice at Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine during the club’s inaugural event in support of finding a cure for Lupus.Photos by Jason Olson

A pro-am event brought together the top five individual and team fundraisers with a skip of their choosing for the tournament that included several Olympic and world champions.

A silent auction included game-worn curling jackets, professional hockey memorabilia (game-used and autographed sticks from former Fogerty Arena skaters Nick Bjugstad and David Backes) and more.

Media games and contests continued Saturday with a draw-to-the-button contest.

Four Seasons director of communications and club member Regan Mizuno has Lupus, and has seen an influx of support to help support the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota’s work that results in progress to find a cure for Lupus.

“Money and efforts go towards lupus research and medical student education programs, which respectively result in new drugs, new studies of drugs coming in the future, and earlier, life-saving diagnoses,” Mizuno said. “The world will be a different place in terms of lupus within my lifetime, thanks to everyone’s support, and the support going to organizations such as the Lupus Foundation of MN, a group that is very active in research and policy.”

Jason Olson is at
jason.olson@ecm-inc.com

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