DULUTH - A local sports team is looking to throw Northland homelessness a curve ball.
The Duluth Huskies are teaming up with Life House, a homeless shelter in Duluth to help raise funds and awareness for at–risk youth.
Wednesday night was the start of something new at the ballpark.
For each general admission ticket sold Wednesday night and throughout the rest of the season on the Life House website, the Huskies will be donating a portion of the proceeds to support Life House programs.
The two organizations say by buying a ticket you not only help out a local business, but help give kids the support they need.
"You can come to a game, have a great time with your family and friends knowing that by you purchasing your tickets from life house you've also helped the emergency crisis needs of some of our most vulnerable kids in our community," said Kim Crawford, executive director at Life House.
Michael Rosenzweig, co-owner of the Duluth Huskies said, "Luckily I've never had to experience what these kids have gone through but if you've ever been down to Life House and you've walked through the halls and you see the kids there it really tugs at your heart."
Life House says on any given night they see between 75 and 125 teenagers that are homeless and simply don't have enough beds or places for them.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.lifehouseduluth.org or by phone at 218-722-7431 x10.