Stanley Ray

Stanley Ray sculpture commission, a life size bronze, celebrates Stanley W. Ray, Jr. who was born in New Orleans in 1915. Stanley attended Jesuit High School, and had a part time job with The Times Picayune as a student sports reporter; his stories of prep athletic events appeared under his by-line in The Times Picayune. Both of Stanley’s parents died an untimely death in an automobile accident while Stanley was young. He undertook the responsibility of raising his two younger siblings. Stanley’s business endeavors involved the operation of radio stations in the Gulf South area, and various real estate investments. Stanley was always concerned about young people, especially children in need. Stanley established a Trust which provides for needy causes, particularly for young students who have lost one or both parents. Members of the Stanley Ray Trust, sculptor Kim Bernadas, and staff from New Orleans City Park were delighted to unveil this statue of Stanley Ray in City Putt, City Park’s miniature golf complex.

Stanley Ray Sculpture Commission, 2014 – Select Images
Commissioned for New Orleans City Park by The Stanley W. Ray Jr. Philanthropic and Civic Trust


June 2014 “New Sculpture in City Putt Unveiled,” New Orleans City Park