Friday, 13 April 2012 00:00
On Saturday, April 28, the Lead The Way Fund will host its annual Lead The Way Lacrosse Day For Heroes “Regs Rock” game at Chaminade High School in Mineola. The Lead The Way Lacrosse Day For Heroes is a two-game shootout between the country’s best high school lacrosse teams, the Chaminade Flyers vs. the Manhasset Indians. The one day event, which last year attracted over 2,000 spectators, recognizes past and present protectors of the flag and honors the life of local hero Sgt. James J. Regan (CHS ‘98), who was killed in action while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment soldiers. And 100 percent of the proceeds from the day will go directly to the Lead The Way Fund.
Funds raised by Lead The Way are directed to disabled U.S. Army Rangers and the families of Rangers who have died, have been injured or are currently serving in harm’s way around the world. “Our Ranger assistance programs provide services that are vital to Rangers’ and their families’ well-being, beyond what the government can offer,” says Jim Regan, chairman/CEO. In addition to financial aid and wellness programs the Lead The Way Fund also provides hospital beds and special vehicles for wounded Rangers; travel expenses for family members visiting hospitalized loved ones; and supports many other morale-boosting efforts.
The gates at Chaminade High School’s Ott Field will open at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m. the Chaminade Flyers and Manhasset Indians Junior Varsity teams will face off against each other. The main event featuring the Chaminade Flyers and the Manhasset Indians Varsity Lacrosse teams will take place at 1 p.m. Following the game, the winning teams will be awarded the “Regs Rock” trophy. All tickets will be available at the gate the day of the event. Suggested donation to Lead The Way Fund is $10 for adults 18 and over and $5 for children over the age of 12.
For further details about the event please visit www.leadthewayfund.org or their Ranger Lead The Way Fund page on Facebook.