~ Early Ballsy ~
You may know him as that guy who you wake up with every morning for the last 20 years on the radio waves in Regina. Right from an early age MIchael Ball knew he was good at one thing, you guessed it......suit shopping.....no wait.... it was the gift of the gab. Early Michael had it all figured out, this is evident by the smile on his face....he always wanted to become a leading voice in the broadcast world, I mean why else would you dress like Don Cherry.
“Ballsy” as most people know him now, has long been a fixture in morning radio in Regina and in the sports world as host of the Roughrider Game Day Pre-Game show and Roughrider Round Table – Call in show on 620 CKRM; he also gets into the on-field action as a sideline reporter during Rider home games. Ballsy is also the radio voice of the University of Regina Rams. In addition to his radio career, Michael was both the anchor and producer of a one hour weekly TV sports show on Access 7 Communications from 2001 to 2004. You can catch him as the voice of Access 7 Wednesday night Hockey.
He is also involved with various charities and events in Saskatchewan. Ballsy played a significant role in creating the famous downtown Regina event entitled "Stix on Rose". In 10 years, the street hockey tournament has brought NHLERS and local celebrities together with the community and raised 1 million dollars for Palliative Care and children's charities in Saskatchewan. In addition, "Ballsy" has boxed in 3 charity events to help raise over $30,000 for 2 local boxing clubs in support of inner city youth.
He also helps to organize and emcee the Lady In Red gala in support of the Sofia House women's shelter. In the last 2 years, that event has raised 40 thousand dollars. Ballsy is very active on the Saskatchewan banquet circuit as a highly sought after emcee. Michael played for the Regina Rams from 1990 to 1993, winning a Canadian Championship with the team in 1993. He continues to pass his passion for the sport on through coaching as he's heavily involved in the RMF. Michael makes his home year-round in Regina.