All Hands in for #GivingTuesday!
#GivingTuesday is today! Your donations will 
completely renovate the basketball, sand volleyball and multi-purpose courts in Bettinger Park. These enhancements will also benefit youth recreational programs that take place on the courts.

“Bettinger Park seems to be the heartbeat and center of Lakeside,” shared Katie and Cade Browning, Lakesiders and parents of children who learned to play basketball at Lakeside. “Refreshing the dilapidated courts will brighten up the park, provide safer courts for the kids and continue to make the courts a relevant gathering place for young kids and teens.”

For #GivingTuesday, the entire Browning family has joined together as a team to financially support the sports courts renovation project. 

“Our kids, Barrett and Bede, were so excited about the prospect of a new basketball court in Lakeside that they each donated some of their own money to the project,” said Katie. “We encourage others to join us and consider the park as part of their giving back this year.”
List of Needed Improvements
Your support today will help make much-needed improvements and additions to the sports courts in Bettinger Park.

  • New lighting and buried electrical lines
  • Resurfacing, rotating and expanding the current main basketball court to include multiple court configurations and six basketball hoops.
  • Better drainage for a new sand volleyball court that will utilize a rubberized perimeter curb to ensure safety and provide sand containment
  • Installing a new surface and two new basketball hoops at the multi-purpose court, which sits west of the sand volleyball court
  • Planting a rain garden to the west of the courts as part of a sustainability initiative with deep-rooted plants to consume the natural water and rain runoff
  • New landscaping and irrigation system
Ways to Give
Make an impact on the lives of Lakesiders for years to come! Thank you for making a difference.
  • Make an online donation any time today!
  • Call (419) 798-5396 to give a gift over the phone.
  • Make a check payable to the ‘Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation,’ Attn: #GivingTuesday, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, Ohio 43440 with ‘Court Project’ in the memo line.
  • Double the impact of your gift through your employer's matching gift program.
  • Make an online donation in honor or memory of a family member, friend or co-worker. Include an address, and Lakeside will send them a notification of your special gift.