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 and alumni news!

October 2022

Alumni Night and Homecoming Scheduled for October 14. Save the Date!

Bear Facts October 2022

August 2022

Ballard grad elected to major national association group presidency, Comedy Night event rescheduled, and more.

Bear Facts August 2022

July 2022

The Alumni Association is Looking for New Board Members. Nominations due by August 31.

Bear Facts July 2022

July 2022 – Special Edition

When Mr. Reuther passed away in late May, Ballard lost one of its most sincere friends and supporters.

Bear Facts July 2022 – Special Edition

June 2022

Ballard Girls Softball Team Beats Lexington Catholic 3-2 to Win State Championship!

Bear Facts June 2022

May 2022

Ballard library renovations scheduled to begin by June 2022.

Bear Facts May 2022

April 2022

Meet Ballard’s New Boys Head Basketball Coach – Greg Willis.

Bear Facts April 2022

March 2022

Get your Commemorative Brick and Wall Tile Orders in by June 15th.

Bear Facts March 2022

February 2022

Join us for a fun and nostalgic evening at the Spring 2022 Alumni Night & Reunion
February 12th.

Bear Facts February 2022

January 2022

Don’t miss the Alumni Reunion Event on February 12th.

Bear Facts January 2022

December 2021

Bet You Didn’t Know Santa is a Ballard Bruin. We recently heard from Greg Scarboro, Class of ’76, about his unusual career.

Bear Facts December 2021

November 2021

Meet Your 2021-2022 Board and Officers! Alumni Association Committee members needed.

Bear Facts November 2021

October 2021

Highlights of the Stadium and Turf Field Dedication on September 24, Teacher Feature and more.

Bear Facts October 2021

September 2021

The Alumni Association is looking for graduates of all ages interested in contributing their time, talent and creativity to continuing to build on our efforts over the past few years.

August 2021

Two of Louisville’s leading philanthropists have made a leadership-level donation to cover the cost of a new turf field and its maintenance over the next several years. Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn’s donation was announced on July 27.

July 2021

The Ballard Alumni Association (BAA) is excited to host our Dedication of the new Pat Crawford Stadium on September 24 before and during the Dupont Manual football game.

June 2021

Lots of changes are popping up at Pat Crawford Stadium. The new entry plaza is nearing completion, with commemorative donor tile and brick installation nearly complete.

May 2021

The photos here (courtesy of David Boone, Class of ’04 and Marketing Manager of Miranda Construction) show the progress on the new entryway, the new entry plaza and the soon-to-be completed donor wall commemorating everyone who has made this possible.

April 2021

After planning and funding obstacles delayed our ambitious project of improving our entrance and buildings in our Ballard Stadium and our baseball facility, construction is now well underway.

February 2020

We still need your help. If you have yet to make a contribution or would like to increase your gift, please go to https://chip-in.us/ballard

December 2020

The big news this month is that JCPS has approved our Alumni Association donation to build the new entryway effective December 1st.

October 2020

To date, we have received $652,000 toward the costs of rebuilding Pat Crawford Stadium.

August 2020

Brick and paver sales are up to 314 units since the last newsletter. 

June 2020

Your Alumni Association recognizes the need for fair opportunities for all, regardless of race.

March 2021

As of today, we have 551 bricks and pavers purchased, up from 504 last month. Thanks for your support!

January 2021

Coming Soon!

November 2020

The family of Miami Dolphins star DeVante Parker and family friend Demetrius Franklin presented the Turf Field Fund with a check for $10,000

September 2020

The Stadium project continues to make great progress under the watchful eyes of Tony Waits ’72, Mike Judah ’75 and Betsy Hultman Wall ’73 and Doug White, father of Helaina ’19 and Peyton ’22.

July 2020

We asked Dr. Neuss about his goals for the 2020- 2021 school year, and he shared the following thoughts.