© 2024 WEKU
Lexington's Radio News Leader
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Anonymous pickleball-lover pays for 10 new courts at Northside Lexington YMCA

Lexington's Northside YMCA has 10 new outdoor pickleball courts available for play soon, thanks to an anonymous donor who contributed $200,000.
Cory Donohoo
/
Lexington YMCA
Lexington's Northside YMCA has 10 new outdoor pickleball courts available for play soon, thanks to an anonymous donor who contributed $200,000.

Lexington’s Northside YMCA will soon have 10 new outdoor pickleball courts, thanks to a $200,000 dollar donation from a fan of America’s fastest-growing sport. Cory Donohoo is the Northside Y’s operations director. He said they’ll be open for pickup play early this month.

“The city itself is adding new outdoor courts in various parks around Lexington, but there's not a lot of outdoor, or really any outdoor opportunities to play on the north side of Lexington. And so we wanted to provide that to this side of town.”

Donohoo said the new courts are built on the site of two outdoor basketball courts that were rarely used -- and it won’t just be the older set who’ll be playing on them.

“A lot of retirees and folks play, but we want to make sure that all ages have the opportunity to play and learn and maybe use it as an opportunity to engage in physical activity in a new way.”

Donohoo said Lexington’s four YMCAs have a total of about a dozen indoor pickleball courts and that he expects the Northside outdoor courts to be used year-round – on sunny days, anyway.

** WEKU is working hard to be a leading source for public service, fact-based journalism. Monthly sustaining donors are the top source of funding for this growing nonprofit news organization. Please join others in your community who support WEKU by making your donation.

 

John McGary is a Lexington native and Navy veteran with three decades of radio, television and newspaper experience.
WEKU depends on support from those who view and listen to our content. There's no paywall here. Please support WEKU with your donation.
Related Content