Lakeside Chautauqua 
November 2018
You Helped Break Lakeside's #GivingTuesday Record!
Be cause of your incredible generosity, you broke Lakeside's #GivingTuesday record by raising $495,516! We pause today to give tremendous thanks for the gifts and blessings Lakeside has received on #GivingTuesday and every day.  

Your collective donations have made a huge impact and will go towards the renovation of the basketball, sand volleyball and multi-purpose courts in Bettinger Park, a major capital project.   
   
Special thanks to a Lakeside family who stepped forward in a big way with a transformational gift toward the courts.The furthest gift came from Arizona, and five Lakeside families who have been giving for more than 30 years consecutively gave on #GivingTuesday. More than 200 families supported this year's project, and donations are still coming in the mail! 
 
The renovations will transform the courts into a state-of-the-art outdoor recreational facility and will allow us to host sports clinics and camps, as well as enhance the programs that already take place in the park.   
  
The current basketball court will be rotated, resurfaced and expanded to include multiple court configurations and six basketball hoops. Additionally, a new surface and two hoops will be installed at the multi-purpose court. 

There will also be better drainage for a new sand volleyball court that will utilize a rubberized perimeter curb to ensure safety and provide sand containment.  
  
Bettinger Park will be enhanced with new lighting, buried electrical lines, irrigation and a rain garden that will allow deep-rooted plants to consume the natural water.
   
On #GivingTuesday, Lakesiders also gave to the Endowment and the Lakeside Annual Fund in support of the Chautauqua program, Rhein Center, Lakefront, Lakeside Symphony Orchestra, Hotel Lakeside, Mack Mobile, youth programming, Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus, new Pickleball Center, recreation, grounds, historic buildings and gardens. Gifts were given in memory of loved ones and in honor of birthdays, children and grandchildren. 
 
Regardless of size, each gift helps to transform the lives of Lakesiders by providing opportunities for renewal and growth while nurturing mind, body and spirit.  

Even though #GivingTuesday has passed, it's not too late to participate in the spirit of giving this holiday season with a gift to an area or program your family loves at Lakeside.   

Thank you again for your generosity and for transforming the Lakeside experience for generations to come.    

In the spirit of Chautauqua,  
 
Kevin Sibbring 
President & CEO 
Lakeside Chautauqua 

Lakesiders share about giving back...

"Because we have enjoyed beautiful Lakeside and all that it offers for the heart, mind and soul, we wish to make this donation for this year's #GivingTuesday project. We realize that our check is a bit early, but we hope that you will apply it to the November project."

"Our family is giving in honor of our son Oliver and his love of basketball and Lakeside!"

"Trish and I are very supportive of this project. Great plan and in line with our Master Plan. Happy to help!"

"Such a well loved spot by my kids."

"Very happy to see this area being renovated and updated."

"I was thrilled to see the courts being renovated. I played on them when I was a youth." 

"Lakeside is my home. There's nowhere else on earth that gives me as much joy. Long Live Lakeside!"

"Many good memories on those courts!"

"Can't wait to play some games with my grandchildren on the new courts."  

"We were so happy to hear about this project! It's a great way to get young and old involved at Lakeside. The courts are the perfect place for our two teens to continue their Lakeside friendships!"