#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving back. On Nov. 27, we invite you to become a part of this special day by giving to the Lakeside Annual Fund in support of renovating our basketball, sand volleyball and multi-purpose courts, as well as enhancing recreational programming.


You Helped Break Lakeside's #GivingTuesday Record!

Because of your incredible generosity, you broke Lakeside's #GivingTuesday record by raising $517,516! 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. Read more...


Help Renovate the Basketball, Sand Volleyball & Multi-Purpose Courts

#GivingTuesday is truly a community effort, and we cherish this day of coming together as a Lakeside family for an annual cause.

Because of your generosity on #GivingTuesday in years past, you have enhanced the Chautauqua program and improved facilities for thousands of families, including repairs to Bradley Temple, renovations to the miniature golf course, creating new programs and a designated space for teens at The Underground, enhancing the Hoover Auditorium experience with a new sound system, and soon the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo will be refreshed, which was last year’s project. Read more...


Sports Courts Renovation Details

In one week, Lakesiders will come together as a community to raise money to renovate the basketball, sand volleyball and multi-purpose courts in Bettinger Park. Your support on or before #GivingTuesday (Nov. 27) will fund the following renovations:

  • 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

Read more...


Join the Team & Participate

On (or before) Tuesday, Nov. 27, we invite you to be a team player! We need all hands in to transform the basketball, sand volleyball and multi-purpose courts into state-of-the-art facilities, all while enhancing recreational programming in the park. Your support will make an impact on the lives of Lakesiders for years to come, and we thank you for making a difference.

  • Call (419) 798-5396 to give a gift over the phone.
  • Make an online donation (below) any time before or on Tuesday, Nov. 27. (The online donation page may be running slowly today; please call if you experience problems.)
  • 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 (below) 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.

Make an Online Donation