UPCOMING EVENTS

PIZZA & PINTS  •  06/18/24

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PAST EVENTS

30 YEAR FAST PITCH SOFTBALL REUNION  •  04/20/24

Girls' Softball celebrated 30 years of fast pitch on Saturday, April 20, 2024 with over 30 alumni in attendance.  After Bishop Kenny's 10-0 win over Bishop Snyder, members of the 1994 girls' softball team including Melanie Boutin Miller '94, Susan Grippi Koster '94, Charleen Flynn Bearup '94, Amy Pichardo McWilliams '94, Becky Heatherington Hudson '94, Veronica Blay Lipsey '96, Robin Blay Sarge '96, and Coach Laurie Wray were recognized on the field for their contributions to the BK softball program.  Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make the day so special!

BASKETBALL ALUMNI GAME •  01/06/24

Players from the 1980s to the 2020s joined us on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at the John A. Baldwin Athletic Center for a boys basketball alumni game. Alumni from different eras showcased their enduring love for the game, proving that the bond forged on the court lasts a lifetime.  The event not only celebrated their athletic achievements but also fostered a sense of camaraderie that transcends time.  Welcome back, Crusaders!

 

ALUMNI SOCIAL RUN •  12/19/23

On Tuesday, December 19, 2023, the alumni community came together for a memorable social run, creating a perfect blend of fitness and camaraderie. The starting point was 1st Place Sports on Baymeadows Road and ended with drinks and appetizers at Wicked Barley Brewing Company. A heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone who joined the event and contributed to the success of the evening. Your presence added to the vibrant atmosphere, making it a truly enjoyable and memorable occasion. Here's to more gatherings and shared moments in the future – a testament to the enduring bond among alumni. Cheers to a great evening!

CRUSADER FOOTBALL PLAYER REUNION •  11/03/23

The football alum reunion at William Johnston Stadium was a resounding success, with alumni from various graduating classes coming together to reminisce, reconnect, and relive their glory days on the field. The event served as a testament to the enduring spirit of Bishop Kenny High School and the strong bonds forged through the shared love of football.  Forever Crusaders!

HOMECOMING ALUMNI & FAMILY TAILGATE •  09/22/23

The annual Alumni & Family Homecoming Tailgate was a fantastic event with Crusaders coming together for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship. Future Crusaders enjoyed the outdoor games and face painting. It was a great night to reconnect and celebrate BK!

JIM TOWEY BOOK SIGNING •  05/10/23

Thank you to our alumni that came out to support Jim Towey '74! A trusted advisor and devoted friend of Mother Teresa, he gave an extraordinary firsthand account of the woman who became a saint. A former senior White House advisor, head of Florida's social services agency, and founder of the nonprofit Aging with Dignity, Jim's book shines light on the practical lesson from Mother Teresa and how following her example in small ways makes our life better and more beautiful in all seasons of life, but especially our later years. It was a wonderful evening!

NJROTC 50TH ANNIVERSARY  •  3/28/23

Bishop Kenny celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) program on Tuesday, March 28, 2023.  Jacksonville City leaders, the Diocese of St Augustine Superintendent of Schools, current and former cadets and instructors, and parents and family members were in attendance for the event.

BK NJROTC was established on April 2, 1973, as the second NJROTC unit in Jacksonville.  The program’s mission is to instill in high school students the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment. With a current enrollment of 123 students, NJROTC introduces young cadets to Navy values and traditions and teaches the historical, political, and economic impact of the Navy through courses that emphasize armed basic and exhibition drill, color guard, naval operations, naval weapons, and aircraft, as well as practical leadership skills.  BK NJROTC prepares graduates to attend service academies and civilian institutions, and helps students earn ROTC scholarships.  

The unit has a strong tradition of excellence, and Commander Brian Morrill estimates it has helped students earn at least 30 service academy appointments, about 60 ROTC scholarships, and an overall 93% civilian college acceptance rate during those 50 years, all while serving the Jacksonville community through an estimated 90,000+ community service hours. 

The celebration included a tour of the program’s new training facility.  Congratulation, BK NJROTC, and thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the momentous occasion.   

BIG RED BALL • 2/4/23

It was a wonderful evening at the Big Red Ball!  We are thankful to our event sponsors and the more than 430 guests that attended and supported the school. Your efforts reaffirm our commitment to the mission of Catholic education and the tradition of excellence at Bishop Kenny.  It was also an evening of great fun and we enjoyed seeing everyone come together over cocktails, dinner, and dancing. It was a Kenny gathering full of “remember when's” and new connections, we have loved hearing from the many of you that reached out to say what a good time you had.

We want to extend a special thank you to Brian Sexton P ’19, P ’23, P ’24 for managing the live action, which alone raised $17,000 and brings our event total to $120,000 raised.  These funds will continue our campus renovation projects that implement additional state-of-the-art technology in classrooms. To learn more about this technology, view the video below.

Thank you again for your support and for making a difference in the lives of our students.

BK ALUMNI RUN • 12/19/22

Thank you to our alumni who came out for the BK Alumni Run on December 19 at 1st Place Sports.  Our runners had a great time getting competitive with each other and everyone enjoyed catching up afterward at Wicked Barley.  Our most festive runner was Doug Bracey ’16. Can’t wait to see everyone again next year!

BK ALUMNI & FAMILY HOMECOMING TAILGATE • 9/16/22

We had so much fun at the Alumni and Family Homecoming Tailgate on September 16!  It was a sold out event, and we loved seeing so many alumni families and friends enjoying their time together on the BK campus. We had alumni from the Class of '57 all the way to the Class of '22 in attendance. Thank you to everyone that came out to celebrate homecoming with us!  Enjoy photos from the event:

THANK YOU, HOST COMMITTEE!

Pete Corrigan ‘78, P'10, P'12, P'15
Laurie Corrigan '76, P'10, P'12, P'15
Ayeesha De Leon '15
Aly Driggers P'19, P'20, P'23
Cub Driggers '88, P'19, P'20, P'23
Janice Farhat '82
Charles Mussallem IV '00
Chuck Parliment '69 P'99, P'00, P'02
Tyler Rose '09
Louie Samaan '97, P'23, P'25
John Weedon '99

THANK YOU, SPONSORS!

Tom Devenny '87
& Kathy Vollick '83

Chad Munsey '89

Mike Schmidt '95

Louis Joseph '93

Please contact Sireen Bateh '90 if you have questions or have an idea for a BK alumni event.