About Sportsfun(d)

Who We Are

Sports Fun(d) is a partnership that includes the Louisville Sports Commission, local philanthropists, and numerous local sports programs, and health and wellness organizations with a vision to provide more sports opportunities for more kids in more places.

Working Together

The Sports Fun(d) is overseen by the Louisville Sports Commission, a Kentucky-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was founded in 1999 to create a legacy of economic and social vitality in our community through sports. Through a collaborative effort, we will achieve our mission to maximize the positive impact of sports participation for local youth by generating resources and creating community connections that support affordable and sustainable sports opportunities.


Karl Schmitt Jr.

Louisville Sports Commission

Advisory Committee

Derek Anderson

Former NBA Player

Brad Estes

Louisville City FC

Tara Guenther

Hipp Inspired Experiences

Gill Holland

Portland Investment Initiative

Ben Johnson

Louisville Parks and Recreation

Dana Johnson

Greater Louisville Inc.

Aaron Jordan

The Black Complex

Ron Kordes


James Schooler

Schooler Prep Academy

Marita Willis

Hope Collaborative

Grants Committee

Beth Bush

Blessings in a Backpack

Gill Holland

Portland Investment Initiative

Julie Howell

Louisville Sports Commission

Ben Johnson

Louisville Parks and Recreation

Now is the time