Dinks and Dunks: The Parks Foundation Lead Project for 2021

Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country, is coming to Clear Creek Park.  One of the two outdoor basketball courts is going to be converted to a three court pickleball facility while the second will be completely renovated for an all ages play basketball court.

The Shelby County Parks Foundation has adopted this as its lead project for 2021, and the good news is that $31,000 of the $35,000 required has already been raised according to Clay Cottongim, the Foundation’s Executive Director.  The goal is to complete fund raising by May 1 so everyone can enjoy play this summer.  

“It can’t happen soon enough!”   says  Casey Page, Shelby County High School’s PE Teacher.   “Our kids love pickleball.   It is an easy to learn a sport.  All age and ability levels can play. ”    Each year, Page, teaches his students to play and then takes them to the FAC to compete indoors with the senior citizens who play there every morning.    Steve Allspaw, one of those seniors, is looking forward to outdoor play.    “The pickleball courts in Louisville are packed morning, noon and night.  I can guarantee the same thing is going to happen here.”    Page agrees:   “I have kids driving to Frankfort to play.”

If you would like to learn more about the project and/or make a contribution, contact Clay Cottongim at 502 321 0612.

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