Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00
The Lead The Way Fund will host its annual Lead The Way (LTW) Lacrosse Day For Heroes “Regs Rock” game at Chaminade High School (CHS) in Mineola on Saturday, April 28. The game is a two-game shootout between the two top-tier high school lacrosse teams, the Chaminade Flyers and the Manhasset Indians.
The one day event, which attracted more than 2,000 spectators in 2011, recognizes past and present protectors of the American 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. He was 26.
All proceeds will go directly to the LTW Fund. Funds raised by LTW are directed to disabled U.S. Army Rangers and the families, of Rangers who have died, have been injured or are currently serving in harms 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 and father or James.
In addition to financial aid and wellness programs, the LTW 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. The Flyers and Indians Junior Varsity teams will face off against one other at 10 a.m.
The main event featuring the Flyers and Indians varsity lacrosse teams will take place at 1 p.m. Following the game, the winning team will be awarded with the Regs Rock trophy.
All tickets will be available at the gate the day of the event. Suggested donation to the LTW Fund is $10 for Adults 18 and over; $5 for children over the age of 12. For further details about the event please visit www.leadthewayfund.org or our Ranger Lead The Way Fund page on Facebook.
Lead The Way Fund, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established to raise funds in support of families of U.S. Army Rangers who have died, have been disabled or who are currently serving in harm’s way around the world. The funds raised will provide spouses and children of deceased, disabled or active duty Rangers with assistance for health and wellness programs and other financial aid programs.
The Lead The Way Fund, Inc. was created in honor of Sgt. James J. Regan who was killed in Iraq while serving with Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.