From Louisville Business First Oct 14, 2019
The facility will be officially named Norton Sports Health Athletics & Learning Complex. Norton’s contribution will consist of a $3 million grant and a $2 million matching funds challenge grant.
The roughly $40 million West End Sports & Learning Complex is being championed by the Louisville Urban League. Ground was broken on the facility, at 30th Street and West Muhammad Ali Boulevard, in late August. Urban League CEO Sadiqa Reynolds said Monday morning that the project is about $15 million away from completing its fundraising goal, which she said feels like nothing compared to where they started.
“This is a significant opportunity for Norton Healthcare to help unify our community and transform this key area of our city,” Russell F. Cox, president and CEO of Norton Healthcare, said in a news release. “This facility will bring with it the power to impact change and positively influence children and their families [through] sports and learning.”
At a news conference Monday morning, Cox called the contribution an investment, rather than a donation. A donation is when you give money and walk away, he said.
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