This fund was established following the naming of the West Aurora athletic stadium in 2022 for the Ormond family. Distributions from the fund will be used to maintain the excellence and quality of the athletic programs at West High School as well as to encourage and reward student athletes for their noteworthy accomplishments.
Appropriate uses include enabling and encouraging financially disadvantaged students to participate in athletic activities; facilitating Excellence in Athletics functions; honoring 3-sport athletes and Athletes of the Year awardees and recognizing other distinguished athletic achievements; maintaining the Ormond Stadium and surrounding athletic complex on the high school campus; and other uses as determined by the school’s Athletic Director.
Mr. Ormond, a former multi-sport Blackhawk athlete himself and West Aurora graduate in the Class of 1958, has served as the radio and television Voice of the Blackhawks since 1964, was a co-founder of the Blackhawk Sports Boosters in 1970, and has served as a volunteer varsity coach of boys’ and girls’ cross-country, track, tennis, basketball and softball for more than 80 seasons. This fund reflects his passion to encourage all students to become the best they can be both as athletes and as human beings.