Team Army Ranger Lake Placid Wins the Championship!

Team Army Ranger Lake Placid Wins the Championship!

After an incredible week in beautiful Lake Placid New York, Team Army Ranger Lake Placid wins the championship with an 8-6 victory in honor of Jimmy Regan! Congrats to this all-star line up.

We can’t thank everyone enough who came out and played and supported Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund this past week!

If you would still like to support the two teams that played in the Lake Placid Lacrosse Summit on behalf of Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund, click on the links below!

Sam Bonafede, Brendan Caputo, Matty Carrello, Sean Cerrone, Deemer Class, Brendan DeTommaso, Brian Dunne, Mike Ehrhardt, Brendan Fowler, Jack Fowler, Danny Fowler, Jeff Froccaro, Jake Froccaro, Joey Froccaro, Kevin Glueckert, Matty Graham, Jimmy Haugen, Matt Kavanagh, Ryan Lukacovic, Tommy Lukacovic, Sean Mahon, Dan Marino, Timmy Muller, Anthony Ostrander, Brian Pratt, Joe Reilly, Mike Romano, Walter Rooney, Shane Thornton, Paul Urbank, John Urbank and Tommy Zenker.

Matthew Chmil, Sean Cunningham, Joseph deLyra, Dominic Doria, Ryan Feldmann, Shayne Gallagher, Jack Giovannetti, Campbell Goulet, Colin Hamer, Brendan Krebs, Christian Kuhn, Jack Lukacovic, PJ McManus, Joseph Mooney, Connor Norton, Luke Pacher, Kellen Paradine, Timmy Phillips, Michael Procaccino, Jack Silverman, Owen White

Team Lead The Way 

The All-Star line-up of Major League Lacrosse Alumni Playing on Team Lead The Way during the first-ever MLL Alumni Game on Friday, August 5th at 6pm.
Sol Bliss (Rochester Rattlers), Damien Davis (Chicago Macgine), Harold Drumm (Bridgeport Barrage), Michael Gabel (Chicago Machine), John Gagliardi (Long Island Lizards), Gary Gait (Baltimore Bayhawks), Timothy Goettelmann (Long Island Lizards), Jamie Hanford (Baltimore Bayhawks), Jon Hess (New Jersey Pride), Chris Massey (Long Island Lizards), Ryan Mollett (Rochester Rattlers), Chris Passavia (Rochester Rattlers), Mike Regan (Boston Cannons), Brent Rothfuss (Rochester Rattlers), Josh Sims (Baltimore Bayhawks), Vin Sombrotto (Long Island Lizards), Tim Soudan(Rochester Rattlers), Matthew Striebel (Philadelphia Barrage), Regy Thorpe (Rochester Rattlers), and Nate Watkins (Denver Outaws). The alternate/Coach for Team Lead the Way is David Jenkins.  

We are thrilled to announce that Lake Placid Summit Classic Lacrosse Tournament has selected Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund as one of two charity beneficiaries.

The Lake Placid Summit Classic was established in 1990 with the idea of playing lacrosse in a beautiful place. In year one the event comprised of 7 teams with play over two days. 2016 marks the 27th year of the event and over 7 days, over 250 teams broken out by 18 different divisions, will come to Lake Placid to compete. Boys, girls, men and women all participate and ages range from 15 to 60+. The LPSC is a celebration of lacrosse and camaraderie.

An exciting addition this year will be the first-ever Major League Lacrosse Legends Alumni Game which will take place on Friday, August 5th at 5pm. The game will be broadcast on LAX Sports Network.

Click link below to read more about the Lake Placid Summit!

Christopher Keen – Cooperstown Marathon

Christopher Keen – Cooperstown Marathon

This June I will be running the Cooperstown marathon. While you would like to think training to run 26.2 miles is enough motivation I figured I would need something else to work towards to ensure I keep it going. While there are many causes close to my heart those that know me best understand how much I support our armed forces. As a teacher at Manhasset High School I have witnessed the great work the Lead the Way fund does in honor of Sgt. James Regan, former Manhasset resident, who was killed by an IED in Northern Iraq while serving as a member of the Army Rangers in 2007. While I never met Sgt. Regan it is stories like his that make me proud to call myself an American. Sgt. Regan is a true hero and I hope to raise money to help the great work his family is doing in his honor.  To learn more about the Lead the Way fund visit



Hello! My name is Tim Cole. I will be entering a canoe/kayak race from July 19-22. The race goes from Kansas City to St. Charles in the St. Louis area. The race will be 340 miles long! Help me out and let’s see how much we can raise for our Rangers! RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!

Patrick Raymond Takes on 2016 in Support of LTWF

Patrick Raymond Takes on 2016 in Support of LTWF

Please joing me in supporting the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund throughout the next 10 months as I will be competing in numerous endurance events ranging from 10 milers to the IRONMAN triathlon distances.

LTWF was established in honor of Sgt. James Regan. Jimmy was a Chaminade High School and Duke Lacrosse alumnus assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment where tragically he was KIA in Northern Iraq in February of 2007.

This is my 4th year involved with Lead the Way and has been nothing short of an incredible and humbling journey through the cause and more importantly the amazing people I’ve had the pleasure of working with along the way.  I’m very proud to be associated with this group and it is a non profit that will always remain close to my heart.

All fundraising throughout these events will support disabled U.S. Army Rangers, the families of Rangers who have passed away, as well as those who are currently serving in harm’s way.

Schedule is below, your support and motivation is always much appreciated.


March 12th, 2016 – DC Rock N Roll 13.1 Half Marathon – Complete

April 10th, 2016 – Reston 13.1 Half Marathon

May 1st, 2016 – Long Island 26.2 Marathon

June 19th, 2016 – Gold Coast Sprint Triathlon

July 16th, 2016 – Pennsylvania Spartan Race

August 6th, 2016 – Swim Across America 5k Swim

September 18th, 2016 – Atlantic City 70.3 IRONMAN

October 9th, 2016 – Army 10 Miler

November 5th, 2016 – Florida 140.6 IRONMAN

Santa Day with Lead The Way

A great time was had by children and parents alike at the 1st Annual Santa Day with Lead The Way hosted for the families of the 75th Ranger Regiment in Fort Benning.

It was great to see pictures and hear of all the smiles brought to the children’s faces as they played in bounce houses, did crafts and had a special visit from Santa himself.  We look forward to doing it again next year!

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St. Mary’s CYO Fundraiser

On Columbus Day, these cutie kids from the St. Mary’s CYO in Manhasset, NY attended a four hour hoop clinic in memory of Jimmy Regan. All money they raised by the clinic was donated to The Lead The Way Fund.

Great work kids and on behalf of Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund, we thank you very much for your support!

Honoring Sandrino’s Sacrifice Fund Fundraiser

A special thank you to the Honoring Sandrino’s Sacrifice Fund for their generous donation to Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund.

SGT Alessandro Leonard Plutino, who was known to all as Sandrino, was KIA in Afghanistan on August 8, 2011 while serving with the 1st Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, 3rd Squad, Bravo Company. Sandrino was on his 6th deployment.

Lance Vogeler Memorial Golf Tournament

On Thursday, October 9 the friends and family of SFC Lance Vogeler will be hosting the Lance Vogeler Memorial Golf Tournament in his honor at The Club @ Savannah Harbor. SFC Vogeler was KIA on October 1, 2010.

Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund is honored to have been chosen by SFC Vogeler’s loved ones as the recipient of the donations from this year’s fundraiser in an effort to give back, and help support, his Brothers in Arms.

If you are interested in taking part in this special day, and helping support the men and families of the 75th Ranger Regiment, please reach out to Ryan Rowley prior to October 5.

Course: The Club @ Savannah Harbor
Date: October 9, 2014
Time: 0800 Shotgun Start
Format: 4 Man Scramble
Entry Deadline: October 5
Price: $125/person or $500/ team
Hole Sponsorship: $100

For More Information Contact
Ryan Rowley: [email protected]

Rangers Lead The Way!

Joe Findaro Runs the Antarctic Marathon!

On March 9, Joe Findaro completed his 7th continent of marathons in Antarctica! Joe is a dear dear friend of Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund and we are so proud of him! And of course, we LOVE that he represented Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund in Antarctica!

Bucks County Runner does Ultra-Marathons for Military Charity

Newtown – Newtown resident Jason Brady, a dedicated trail and ultramarathon runner, is set to run the Peak 100 Mile Snowshoe Race in Pittsfield, VT from Feb. 28 to March 1 in an effort to raise funds for the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund, a military charity.

Since 2012, Brady, a former Army Ranger, has run five 100-mile ultramarathons and multiple 50-plus mile ultramarathons, raising over $6,000 for this charity.

“I love to challenge myself, especially in trail and ultramarathon running,” says Brady, a dedicated husband and father of two. “As a former Army Ranger myself, my time in the 1st Ranger Battalion was extremely rewarding, most of all because of the individuals I served with.

“Rangers and their families give so much and I feel strongly about the fantastic charitable work that the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund does. The organization really stepped up during the government shutdown for Ranger families that did not receive death benefits and other services during that time. They are unique because they assist active and wounded U.S. Army Rangers and their families with recovery, health, wellness and other programs where government funding falls short.”

Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to raise funds in support of 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. Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund, Inc. will provide spouses and children of deceased, disabled or active duty Rangers with assistance for health and wellness programs and other services determined to be vital to the family’s well-being, beyond what the government can offer.

To contribute, visit Brady’s fundraising page HERE.

All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law and contributors will receive a letter acknowledging their donation from the Ranger Lead the Way Fund, Inc.

Brady’s tentative upcoming race schedule includes:

Feb. 28 – March 1: Peak 100 Mile Snowshoe (Pittsfield, VT)

Aug. 16-17: Eastern States 100 Mile (Waterville, PA)