Bear Facts July 2020 (Volume 2)

Welcome to the official newsletter of the Ballard High School Alumni Association. Our mission is to keep graduates and friends of Ballard up-to-date on school news and alumni news. Below are a few highlights from our July Bear Facts, download the full version here:

July 2020 Football Stadium Construction Update

A big THANK YOU to Dr. Neuss, our principal, Chris Kinney, our Athletic Director and the following alumni for their help in making this Stadium Project come to life:

Tony Waits ’72, father of Chad ’02;
Betsy Hultman Wall ’73;
Mike Judah ’75, father of Nick ’04;
Neil Waddle ’06 (architect), brother of Lee ’02;

George Clark ’06 (structural engineer); Doug White, father of of Helaina ’19 and Peyton ’22;
Ken Grossman ’75.

Phase 1 of your Stadium Project is moving ahead: The new bleachers are being installed by project manager Nathan Mosher ’94 of TOADVINE and son of Rob Mosher ’72; The new track installation began July 3rd; A cast bronze Donor Plaque will include names of those donating $2,500 or more and will be placed on the column at the entrance of the Stadium. Deadline for donations for your name to be on the plaque is Monday, July 13th!

New roofs for the ticket sales building will be installed July 18-19. Many thanks to Mike Judah and K&I Lumber for donating the materials.

Our initial newsletter spurred 67 new orders for pavers and bricks — THANK YOU! That brings our total donors of bricks & pavers to 263. You can still make a contribution through the purchase of a

brick or pave through July 19. For more information and to buy a brick of your own, click on https://www.thatsmybrick.com/ballardalumni.

If you would like to make a contribution to either the Stadium Project or to your Alumni Association for future projects, click on https://chip- in.us/ballard.

We’re going to make this happen! Have a great Bruin Nation Day!

Steve Gowers ’72

Membership Committee Outreach to Alumni Continues

Thanks to everyone who has helped thus far in gathering contact information for Ballard alumni. There are still several classes for which we do not have many email addresses. If you know of any alumni from the following classes, please direct them to our official website to join —https://www.ballardalumni.com. There is no fee to sign up!

The classes for which we could use extra help include:

1981-1988; 1990-2000; 2006-present.

If you know of any class leaders or reunion organizers, they can contact Caroline Robinson at caro61@bellsouth.net to coordinate passing on any email information.

We’ve had several questions about the web site below:

https://www.alumniclass.com/ballard-high- school-bruins-louisville-ky.

This is a for-profit site organized by a third party and IS NOT our official site.

Thanks for your continued support!

Caroline Robinson