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Nearly $2 Million Awarded to Duluth Heritage Sports Center Foundation

By KBJR News 1

Nearly $2 Million Awarded to Duluth Heritage Sports Center Foundation

July 2, 2012 Updated Nov 1, 2013 at 8:34 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- A former Duluthian has generously donated for the second time to the Duluth Heritage Sports Center Foundation (DHSCF).

The Herbert A. (Herb) Fritch Family awarded the Foundation $1.9 million, adding to the $1 million contribution that the family donated to the Foundation back in 2010.

Herb Fritch grew up in Duluth. After graduating from college, he went on to become a pioneer in the health insurance industry, creating and guiding a number of successful ventures, the latest being HealthSpring, Inc. He also is the majority owner of the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League.

Although he and Barbara reside in Nashville TN, Herb still has very strong ties to Duluth. His mother Marion and brother, Gary & his wife Bonnie, are Duluth residents.

Herb’s father, Howard, was the manager of the 1963 Central Little League team that finished third in the Little League World Series. That team is commemorated by a banner displayed in the Duluth Heritage Sports Center’s entry plaza.

“I credit much of my success in business today to the leadership skills developed on the playgrounds, baseball fields, and gymnasiums of Duluth," says Herb Fritch. "It is a privilege to help make those opportunities and support available to present, and future generations of Duluth’s children.”

Duluth Heritage Sports Center Foundation officials say that this generous contribution along with other timely donations will help the Foundation make payments associated with their current debt load.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns

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