A St. Xavier High School student has made a pledge to a west Louisville sports complex.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A St. Xavier High School student has made a pledge to a west Louisville sports complex.
Justin Durik, a senior on the track team at St. X, has had to overcome some injuries in his career, but he’s never lacked a safe place to train.
A video recently motivated Durik to raise money and awareness.
“It showed students running full sprints in the halls of their school,” he said.
The video showed students training in the halls of their school, because it’s too dangerous to run outside.
“That really just hit me,” Durik said. “It baffled me that in our back yard, here in Louisville, there are students who didn’t have access to a safe place to run.”
That motivated him to raise $125,000 for the Urban League Sports and Learning Complex at 30th Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard in west Louisville.
David Durik and his wife, Justin’s parents, are not only supporting their son’s mission: They’re matching Justin’s pledge.