Duluth community welcomes home man who longboarded to Gulf of Mexico

On Tuesday night, the Duluth community welcomed home Dan Plys, who longboarded to the Gulf of Mexico to raise money to fight childhood hunger. On Tuesday night, the Duluth community welcomed home Dan Plys, who longboarded to the Gulf of Mexico to raise money to fight childhood hunger. |  Photo: WDIO-TV

Updated: October 27, 2020 09:51 PM

On Tuesday night, the Duluth community welcomed home a man who longboarded to the Gulf of Mexico to raise money to fight childhood hunger.

The community surprised Dan Plys at Duluth East High School as he returned from the trip.

Plys began the more than 2500 mile journey in the beginning of September.

His goal was to push his longboard 2500 miles down the entire route of the Mississippi River trail. 

He called his mission, "2500 for Hunger", raising money for Project Joy, which fights childhood hunger.

His goal was to raise $5,000, and he ended up raising more than $20,000.

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