The Louisville Urban League is challenging all local business owners: Donate to its future sports and learning complex in West Louisville and be a part of history.

The Louisville Urban League is challenging all local business owners: Donate to its future sports and learning complex in West Louisville and be a part of history.

The league is asking businesses to sponsor the 4,000 seats at the complex, $5,000 each.

Inside Central High’s gym, future star athletes are learning the fundamentals free of charge.

The hope is that the planned sports and learning complex, could provide the same type of coaching in West Louisville.

“Our children don’t play on it. They don’t even walk on it. We’re going to change that,” said Alice Houston.

“We have set a ridiculous goal and I know because everybody has told me it’s ridiculous,” said Sadiqa Reynolds.

Reynolds, the league’s CEO and president, said the goal is to raise $20 million by Sept. 30 The $30 million project has already collected $17 million, $10 million coming from the city.

“When history looks back on this time that we’ve all had the honor to participate in, will say that made a huge difference in the life of Louisville, the life of West Louisville and most importantly in the youth of West Louisville and Louisville as well,” said Mayor Greg Fischer.

With a lofty goal, the league hopes to attract thousands from all over to its State of the Art Complex.

Young said donations have already came in totaling more than $30,000.

Source: Louisville Urban League asking business owners to donate to future Sports & Learning Complex