CLEVELAND — With the 2022 Beijing Olympics underway, we thought it'd be fun to have a battle of our own while raising money for charity in the process.
Welcome to the Winter Game Showdown, which featured Austin Love vs. Dave Chudowsky. It was a three-day battle as Austin and Dave faced off in the following winter events (watch each competition below):
- Curling: Dave is declared the winner of this round, which aired on Wednesday morning!
- Hockey shoot out: Austin wins this round, which aired on Thursday morning.
- Speed skating: Austin wins again, making him the champion of our Winter Game Showdown.
WATCH THE CURLING COMPETITION:
WATCH THE HOCKEY COMPETITION:
WATCH THE SPEED SKATING COMPETITION:
Initially, the winner of each round was awarded with $200 toward the charity of their choice from Austin Calvetta of the Calvetta Brothers Floor Show. But as the competition wrapped up Friday, Calvetta had a special surprise.
“They both did such a good job," he told 3News. "We’re actually going to up the ante a little bit and we’re going to donate $1,000 to both sides.”
But we're hoping to raise even more money. You can join the effort by donating to the charities below...
- Austin Love: Competing for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation -- DONATE HERE
- Dave Chudowsky: Competing for GiGi's Playhouse of Cleveland -- DONATE HERE
Here's why Austin and Dave each chose these specific charities.
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Congratulations to both competitors!