Quinn’s Cup is an annual pond hockey tournament in Edina, MN that started in 2013. This event was created by Kelly and Kyle Kirsch, in honor of their son Quinn, who’s life was taken too soon from Myocarditis. The tournament is not only a way for the Kirsch family to raise money and awareness for Myocarditis and the Myocarditis Foundation, but also to provide an event to bring together friends and family to celebrate Quinn’s life. Hockey was what Quinn loved to do, so what better way to celebrate him than an outdoor hockey tournament.
Quinn’s Cup held its 5th Annual Tournament on January 27th, 2018 at Cornelia School Park in Edina. With 60 teams, 730 kids, amazing sponsors, great food, open skating and more, this year’s event raised over $40,000 for the Myocarditis Foundation, bringing them to over $135,000 raised for the foundation since the start of the event in 2013!
For more information or to donate, visit www.quinnscup.org
For the Love of the Game
January 6th, 2013 was an ordinary day for Quinn Kirsch. He went to hockey practice, ran errands with his dad, played with his new puppy. That night, Quinn collapsed onto the kitchen floor and was rushed immediately to the hospital. Quinn did not survive through the night. Quinn’s parents later found out that Myocarditis was the cause of why he was taken so suddenly.
Myocarditis is a disease marked by inflammation of the heart muscle. It usually attacks otherwise healthy people and is believed that 5-20% of all cases of sudden death in young adults are due to Myocarditis.