Louisville Parks and Recreation receives $100K donation from Kueber family, Planet Fitness

August 02, 2022

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville Parks and Recreation (Parks) has received a generous donation of $100,000 from David Kueber – Planet Fitness franchisor and co-founder of Sun Tan City – and his family, in memory of David Kueber’s son, Kyle.

A portion of the donation has already been used to complete upgrades to the basketball courts in Charles Young and Portland parks. Charles Young Park received a new basketball half-court, which includes pavement/striping and a new basketball goal, after Parks team members noticed that kids in the neighborhood had drawn their own basketball lines on a concrete slab that had no amenities. The Portland Park basketball court has been resurfaced with new pavement/striping and refurbished goals and backboards.

“Two of Kyle’s greatest passions were basketball and serving others, especially children,” said David Kueber. “It’s our family’s hope that these improvements will give children of all ages a safer place to play the game of basketball and make memories that last a lifetime.”

“We want to thank the entire Kueber family, as well as Planet Fitness, for their generosity in a time of such personal tragedy,” the Mayor said. “The investments in our community will forever remind us of Kyle and his own generous spirit.”

Other renovation projects to be funded by the Kueber family donation include restriping the basketball court and replacing nets in LaPorte Park and in E. Leland Taylor Park. Those projects are set to begin in the late summer and will be unveiled sometime in early fall. The remaining funds will be used on other projects in other parks.

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