Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Savannah

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Savannah

Rock ‘n’ Roll Your Way Through Savanah with Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund!

Join Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund as we take to the charming streets of Savannah on Saturday, November 6, 2016 for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, Half Marathon and 2-Person Half Marathon Relay, in support of the men and families of the 75th Ranger Regiment. With live bands, cheer teams and high-energy volunteer groups along the streets, you will have fun while you run for a great cause!

To join Team Army Ranger:

  • All runners must commit to a minimum fundraising requirement of $350 for the Marathon and Half Marathon and $700 for the 2-person Half Marathon.
  • All Team Army Ranger runners will be supported with racing gear including performance running shirt, race-day pinney, visor and gear bag.

Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund is an active duty, casualty assistance, recovery and transition organization whose mission is to provide ongoing support and financial assistance to the men and families of the elite Special Operations 75th Ranger Regiment, beyond what the government and VA can offer. All funds raised will go directly into our Ranger Assistance Programs.

For more information about Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund

visit www.leadthewayfund.org and follow us on our Ranger Lead The Way Fund

page on Facebook!

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!

www.crowdrise.com/TeamArmyRangerLakePlacid

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.

www.crowdrise.com/LakePlacidSummitClassic

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.  
 
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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!

http://www.lakeplacidlax.com/news_article/show/658067?referrer_id=233783

TOBAY Triathlon 2016

TOBAY Triathlon 2016

Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund will again have slots again at the TOBAY Triathlon on Sunday, August 28, 2016. The slots are available a discounted price of $65 per slot.

When: Sunday, August 28, 2016

Where: Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, Oyster Bay, New York

Swim: 1/2 mile in calm Oyster Bay Harbor
Bike: 15 kilometers (one loop), over hill & dale, through beautiful Oyster Bay, Laurel Hollow, and Cove Neck. Fairly hilly but with a 2.9 mile downhill to the finish!!
Run: 5 kilometers through Mill Neck & Brookville, “up” to Planting Fields Arboretum & back “down” to Roosevelt Park.

Racing Requirements

To be considered for a slot on Team Army Ranger please email your indication of interest to [email protected].

* Please note that in order to qualify for a Lead The Way Fund slot each contestant is asked to raise $500. We will discuss multi-race participants on an individual basis.

** Each entrant will receive a LTWF gear bag including a LTWF visor and a LTWF light-weight running top and racing pinney.

We look forward to your participation and we thank you for the support!

Rangers Lead The Way!

Duke Lax Military Appreciation Game

On Saturday March 26, the Duke Men’s Lacrosse Team will take to the field against Syracuse, once again, in honor of Jimmy Regan and Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund during their Military Appreciation Game.

More information to follow.

2016 Army Ten-Miler

Dear Friends and Supporters of Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund,

We are pleased to announce that, through the Army Ten-Miler Military Community Partner Program, we have again been able to secure slots at the Army Ten-Miler on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Pentagon, Arlington, VA.

Throughout the race, Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund will have a tent in the HOOAH Tent zone to further raise awareness for the work we do on behalf of our elite Special Operations U.S. Army Rangers and their families.

Racing Requirements:

* In order to qualify for a slot each participant will be required to meet a minimum fundraising goal of $750. Should you not make your fundraising minimum you will be personally responsible for the difference. 

*Each racer will be responsible for the $65 race entry fee. Race fee can be donated as part of your fundraising effort.

*Each fundraiser will be supported with Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund racing gear including a light-weight performance running shirt, racing pinney, gear bag and visor.

*Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund will be hosting a pre-race dinner for all of our runners on Saturday night, October 8th at a location TBD.

Please email [email protected] with interest. All slots will be filled on a first come basis.

We look forward to your participation and we thank you for your continued support.

2016 TCS NYC Marathon

Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund is excited to announce that, through the generosity of the New York Road Runners, we have secured charity slots again for the 2016 TCS NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 6th.

*Team Army Ranger runners must commit to the minimum fundraising requirement of $3,000.

*Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund will be hosting a pre-race pasta dinner the night before for all of our runners.

*All Team Army Ranger runners will receive Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund running gear including a training shirt, race day pinney, visor and Lead The Way Fund backpack.

All donations go directly into our Ranger Assistance Programs in support of the men and families of the 75th Ranger Regiment.

Please email [email protected] for more information in securing a slot.

Thank you for your support!

Rangers Lead The Way

“Regs Rock” Lacrosse Day for Heroes

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Spring is almost in the air which means it’s time for Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund’s Annual “Regs Rock” Lacrosse Day for Heroes fundraising event. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Manhasset High School in Manhasset, NY.

“Regs Rock” Lacrosse Day For Heroes is a 2-game shootout between two of the country’s best high school lacrosse teams, the Chaminade Flyers and the Manhasset Indians. GATES OPEN AT 12:30PM.

The day pays tribute to our Hero, Sgt. James J. Regan, and all the brave soldiers who have given their lives for our country and our freedom!

We are also very excited that Sergeant First Class (Ret) Cory Remsburg, who was severely wounded in 2009 and has made heroic strides with his recovery and rehabilitation, will be in attendance for this special day.

No advanced ticket sales and all seating is first come first serve. This event takes place RAIN or SHINE!

Suggested donation to Lead The Way Fund for Adults 18 yrs & Older:  $10.00  

Schedule of Events:

12:30 PM:        Gates open (main parking lot at Manhasset High School)

1:00  PM:         Chaminade Flyers Freshman Game vs TBD

3:30 PM           Manhasset Indians vs. Chaminade Flyers Junior Varsity Game

6:00 PM:          Manhasset Indians vs. Chaminade Flyers Varsity Game

Directions:      Parking for Manhasset Stadium is located at Manhasset High School, 200 Memorial Place, Manhasset, NY 11030 Google Map).  Additional parking is available at the parking lots of the Manhasset Park District to the east side of the Manhasset campus. . Main entrance to the stadium located rear of Manhasset High School.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR PARTICIPATION AT THE 2016 LEAD THE WAY LACROSSE DAY FOR HEROES.


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2016 NYC Half Marathon

Dear Friends and Supporters of Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund,

We are pleased to announce that we have secured charity slots again this year for the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon which will take place on Sunday, March 20th.

The 13.1 mile race will start in Central Park at 7:30am and finish in downtown Manhattan.

Please note:

*Team Army Ranger runners are required to cover their race entry fee of $250 and all runners MUST commit to meeting the minimum fundraising requirement of $1500.  As this is a fundraising effort, will be billed for the remainder of the balance should you not meet your fundraising requirement.

*All runners will be supported with Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund racing gear including a performance training shirt, race day pinney, visor, gear bag and water bottle.

To join Team Army Ranger, or for more information about this running event, please email [email protected].

Regards,

Team Army Ranger

TOBAY Triathlon

Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund will again have slots again at the TOBAY Triathlon on Sunday, August 30, 2015. The slots are available a discounted price of $65 per slot.

When: Sunday, August 30, 2015

What:

Swim: 1/2 mile in calm Oyster Bay Harbor
Bike: 15 kilometers (one loop), over hill & dale, through beautiful Oyster Bay, Laurel Hollow, and Cove Neck. Fairly hilly but with a 2.9 mile downhill to the finish!!
Run: 5 kilometers through Mill Neck & Brookville, “up” to Planting Fields Arboretum & back “down” to Roosevelt Park.

Where: Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, Oyster Bay, New York

Racing Requirements

To be considered for a slot on Team Army Ranger please email your indication of interest to [email protected].

* Please note that in order to qualify for a Lead The Way Fund slot each contestant is asked to raise $500. We will discuss multi-race participants on an individual basis.

** Each entrant will receive a LTWF gear bag including a LTWF visor and a LTWF light-weight running top.

To support the fundraising efforts of any of our racers please click the link below.

http://www.firstgiving.com/rangerleadthewayfund/tobay-triathlon-2015

 

We look forward to your participation and we thank you for the support!

Rangers Lead The Way!

2015 “Regs Rock” Thank You!

On behalf of Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund, we would like to extend a special thank you to everyone who came out to Chaminade High School to support us at our Regs Rock Lacrosse Day For Heroes” Event! It was an amazing day of lacrosse and a great turnout in honor of an incredible person, Sgt. James J. Regan.

Regardless of the outcome of the games, ALL of the boys on the Chaminade & Manhasset Varsity and Junior Varsity teams, as well as the Manhasset 32,  Highland Mills Hawks, Chaminade Freshman and Fairfield Prep played their hearts out, and we know they made Jimmy proud. A special congratulations to Jack Tighe from Chaminade for having been bestowed the honor of wearing Jimmy’s #19 jersey this year. Well-deserved!

We would like to extend our gratitude to Brother Tom Cleary and the Chaminade High School staff for their generosity and assistance in making this the seamless event it was. The day went off without a hitch. Thank you to the Chaminade & Manhasset coaching staff for their unwaivering support in preserving Jimmy’s legacy. And thank you to the Chaminade Vocal Chamber Ensemble.

A special thank you to:

Chaminade High School

Brother Thomas J. Cleary, S.M., President

Mr. John Callinan, Assistant Principal for Athletics & Campus Activities

Mr. Donald Scarola, Athletic Director

Chaminade High School Coaching Staff

Chaminade Vocal Chamber Ensemble

Manhasset Public Schools

Charles Cardillo, Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Dean Schlanger, Principal

Jim Amen, Athletic Director

Manhasset High School Coaching Staff

Game Day Announcer

Mr. Frank Coughlin

See you next year!

Rangers Lead The Way

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2015 NYC Half Marathon

Dear Friends and Supporters of Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund,

We are pleased to announce that we have secured charity slots again this year for the 2015 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon which will take place on Sunday, March 15th.

The 13.1 mile race will start in Central Park and finish in downtown Manhattan. The race begins at 7:30am.

Please note:

*Team Army Ranger runners are required to cover their race entry fee of $250 and all runners MUST commit to meeting the minimum fundraising requirement of $1500. Should you not meet the fundraising requirement you will be billed for the remainder of the balance.

*All runners will be supported with Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund racing gear including a performance training shirt, race day pinney, visor, gear bag and water bottle.

To join Team Army Ranger or for more information about this great running event please email [email protected].

Regards,

Jim Regan

Jimmy’s Run Down Hero Highway 2014

It’s hard to begin to express the gratitude for the outpouring of love, support, devotion, appreciation and pride we all felt during Jimmy’s Run Down Hero Highway on Sunday. It was one for the record books. Every single person who participated in the event, whether you were a presenter, attendee or volunteer, helped make this the spectacular and memorable day it was.

To the Comfort and Higgins Families, thank you for giving us to opportunity to Honor your beloved sons, CPT Kyle Comfort and SGT Tanner Higgins, for their, and your, selfless sacrifice to our Nation.

A special thanks to:

Brother Tom Cleary, S.M., President of Chaminade High School
Col. Greg Anderson, who gave of his personal time
Phil and Lisa Taylor – American Fallen Soldiers Project
The Suffolk County Pipe & Drum Band
The Meade Brothers Band
Urban American, our Sponsor
Goldman Sachs Community Partners Program
Jimmy’s Duke Buddies – Jamie Brodsky, TJ Durnan, Matt Zash, Danny Flannery and Blake Byczek who created this event in his honor

On behalf of the Regan family and everyone at Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving Jimmy a day he would have loved.

RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!

2014 TCS NYC Marathon

Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund is excited to announce that, through the generosity of the New York Road Runners, we have secured charity slots for the 2014 TCS NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 2nd.

To secure a slot please email [email protected] Slots will be granted on a first-come basis.

Please note:

*Team Army Ranger runners must commit to the minimum fundraising requirement of $3,000.

*Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund will be hosting a pre-race pasta dinner the night before for all of our runners.

*All Team Army Ranger runners will receive Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund running gear including a training shirt, race day pinney, visor and Lead The Way Fund backpack.

Runners who have already registered and secured your slot, please CLICK HERE to visit the Lead The Way Fund First Giving website to setup your individual fundraising page and start fundraising today!

 

San Francisco Marathon

Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund is excited to announce that we are expanding our racing efforts to the West Coast and, that for the first time ever, we have secured charity slots at the San Francisco Marathon on July, 27, 2014.

Please note that all runners are required to meet the minimum Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund fundraising requirement  of $1500 and cover race entry fees of $240.

All members of Team Army Ranger will receive Lead The Way Fund racing gear including performance training shirts,  hats, visors, gear bag and more.

To join Team Army Ranger or for more information about this great running event please email [email protected] with interest.

About the San Francisco Marathon

The San Francisco Marathon is a loop course, taking runners on a journey around the city, hitting gorgeous locales and iconic landmarks all along the way. Starting at the world famous Ferry Building, racers head along the Embarcadero, with the beautiful San Francisco bay on their right. From there they pass through Fisherman’s Wharf and through the Marina. Next runners head up and back across the Golden Gate Bridge and down through the Presidio, along the Pacific Ocean. A tour of the beautiful Golden Gate Park follows, and after some turns and curves through the trees and around the lakes, runners empty out onto the historic and very colorful Haight street. The course takes some loops through the Mission, Potrero, and Mission Bay Districts, heads by numerous charming little parks, then heads up towards AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. And then it’s just a home stretch, under the fancy new Bay Bridge and back up to the Ferry Building.

Lacrosse Day for Heroes “Regs Rock” Event

Lead The Way Lacrosse Day for Heroes “Regs Rock” Event will be taking place on Saturday, April 12th at Manhasset High School in Manhasset, NY!In addition to the highly anticipated match-up between the Manhasset Indians and the Chaminade Flyers Boys Varsity Lacrosse Teams, the Boys Junior Varsity teams will face-off and, this year, both the Manhasset Girls Junior Varsity & Varsity Lacrosse Teams will be playing.It’s going to be a great afternoon and evening of Lacrosse in honor of Sgt. James J. Regan and in support of our U.S. Army Rangers and their families.

There will be no advanced tickets sales. All tickets will be available the day of the event at the gate. Suggested donation for Adults 18 & Over is $10.00.

 

Teams Manhasset vs. Chaminade Varsity & Junior Varsity Boys AND Girls Lacrosse Teams
When Saturday, April 12, 2014
Where Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York
Why Support our Troops, Help us Help Them. Recognize past and present protectors of the Flag.
Honoree Local hero – Manhasset resident Sgt. James J. Regan (CHS ‘98), Our 75th Ranger Regiment Soldiers.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – Saturday, April 12, 2014
2:30 PM Gates open
3:00 PM Manhasset Indians vs. Chaminade Flyers Boys Junior Varsity Boys Game & Manhasset Girls Junior Varsity Game
5:00 PM
Manhasset Indians Girls Varsity Game
7:30 PM Manhasset Indians vs. Chaminade Flyers Boys Varsity
SUGGESTED TICKET DONATION TO LEAD THE WAY FUND
Adults 18 years and Older      $10.00

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR PARTICIPATION AT THE 2014 LEAD THE WAY LACROSSE DAY FOR HEROES.

Directions to Manhasset High School

200 Memorial Place
Manhasset, NY  11030
(516) 267-7600

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Shootout for Soldiers

The Shootout for Soldiers is a 24-hour lacrosse game benefiting wounded American military members that will take place in Baltimore on June 19th and 20th at the McDonogh School and will also expand to Long Island on July 24th and 25th at the Field of Dreams Park. The event seeks to educate the communities about the challenges facing our veterans, engaging them with local service members while rallying to support organizations that are helping our nation’s heroes.

When a participating Lacrosse Team in the Shootout chooses Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund as it’s beneficiary for the event, funds will be directed towards our Wounded Ranger Recovery Program which includes helping build homes for severely wounded Rangers like Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg, and others, as well as helping aide them and their families throughout their recovery process.

HELP US HELP THEM by encouraging your teams to choose Army Lead The Way Fund as your beneficiary! With your support, we can continue to ensure that all of the needs of our Special Operations U.S. Army Rangers and their families are being met.

For even more info check out their website: http://shootoutforsoldiers.com/register/

http://www.crowdrise.com/shootoutforsoldiers2014

About the game:  The 24 hour game will be divided into 24, 1 hour sections.  Participants will play in one of the 1 hour sections, which features 12-minute quarters as well as time allotted between the quarters and games.

Cory with Jim & Mary

Army Ten-Miler

Dear Friends and Supporters of Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund,

We are pleased to announce that, through the Army Ten-Miler Military Community Partner Program, we have again been able to secure slots at the Army Ten-Miler on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at the Pentagon, Arlington, VA.

Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund will have a booth at the pre-race Expo in the DC Armory where we will be selling merchandise as well as have a tent in the HOOAH Tent zone to further raise awareness for the work we do on behalf of our elite Special Operations U.S. Army Rangers and their families.

Racing Requirements:

* In order to qualify for a slot each participant will be required to meet a minimum fundraising goal of $750.

*Each racer will be responsible for the $65 race entry fee. Race fee can be donated as part of your fundraising effort.

*Each fundraiser will be supported with Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund racing gear including a light-weight performance running shirt, racing pinney, gear bag and visor.

*Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund will be hosting a pre-race dinner for all of our runners on Saturday night, October 11th as well as a light lunch social following the race.

Please email [email protected] with interest. All slots will be filled on a first come basis.

We look forward to your participation and we thank you for your continued support.

2014 North Face® Endurance Challenge Series

Hello Friends & Supporters of Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund! 

It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce that we have been selected, for the second year, as a local non-profit partner for the 2014 North Face® Endurance Challenge Series! The event will be held on May 3-4, 2014 at Bear Mountain State Park in Bear Mountain, New York.

Through the generosity of the race organizers we have been granted discounted slots for the Half-Marathon, Marathon, and Marathon Relay (which consists of teams of 2 to 4 people). For you Ultra-Marathoners slots are also available for the 50K and the GORE-TEX 50 Mile races.

The Endurance Challenge Series is a two-day running event and festival that features seven trail racing events and is a hardy test for trail runners of any level. The event, which takes place on the western shores of the Hudson River and through the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, is known as a “tough test of off-road endurance.”

RACING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Please email racing@leadthewayfund.org with your interest in joining Team Army Ranger by March 15. Please also specify which event you are interested in.
  • Please be advised that all racers MUST commit to meeting minimum Lead The Way Fund fundraising requirements set at $500 for the Marathon and Half- Marathon and $750 for the Marathon Relay Team.
  • All Team Army Ranger participants will be fully supported by Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund and will receive racing gear including a LTWF visor, a LTWF light-weight performance running top and a LTWF gear bag.

If you can’t race for us, we hope you can come out and cheer for our racers during what promises to be an exciting weekend. Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund will have also have a tent set up which will further raise awareness for the work we do on behalf of our U.S. Army Rangers and their families.

Stay up-to-date on Lead The Way Fund news and events by visiting us at www.leadthewayfund.org, liking our Ranger Lead The Way Fund page on Facebook and following us on Twitter @leadthewayfund.

For more in-depth information about the event, including course maps and weekend specifics, please click here to visit the North Face® Endurance Challenge Series website.

As always, we thank your for your continued support!
Rangers Lead The Way!

 

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NYC 1/2 Marathon

Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund is excited to announce that, for the first time, we have obtained slots at the NYC Half-Marathon which takes place on Sunday, March 16, 2014 in New York City.

The 2014 NYC Half will take runners on a spectacular 13.1-mile tour of NYC. Led by a talent-packed roster of American and international elites, runners will stop traffic in Manhattan, from Central Park through Times Square to South Street Seaport!

Please note that all runners are required to meet the minimum Lead The Way Fund fundraising requirement  of $1500 and cover NYRR entry fees of $250.

All members of Team Army Ranger will receive Lead The Way Fund racing gear including performance training shirts,  hats, visors, gear bag and more.

To join Team Army Ranger or for more information about this great running event please email [email protected] with interest.

Thank you for your support & participation at the 2013 Run Down Hero Highway

What an incredible day!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you to each and every one of the 1100 people who braved the cold weather and came out to support us today. Between the volunteers, participants, the Rappuhn, Nicol and Richards families, The Remsburg family, The American Fallen Soldiers Project, Jerry Sheehan & Dan McNally, the NYPD Bomb Squad representatives, General Richard Clarke, Deacon Frank Bice, our Army Rangers, our singers Dave Delaney and Judith, our sponsors Bank of America and Adrenaline Lacrosse, and every one in between the love and support was palpable. You are all amazing and from the bottom of our hearts we thank you!

Rangers Lead The Way!

Awesome Job by our ING NYC 2013 Marathon Runners!!

What an amazing job by all of our NYC 2013 Marathon Runners on Sunday, November 3rd!!! Our runners were an incredible and inspiring group of people and we were so proud to have them represent us.  We also can’t say enough about all of the family and friends who supported them and, in turn, supported us. It is because of you that we continue to be able to provide support our Rangers and their families when they need us.

Thank you all!

Jimmy’s Run Down Hero Highway Sponsorship Opportunities

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Jimmy’s Run Down Hero Highway

November 16, 2014

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Participate in the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund’s most anticipated and best-attended annual event with your corporate logo, signage, marketing opportunities and more. Our largest and most patriotic event is also the most costly to produce (last year over 1100 people were in attendance). Every corporate sponsorship dollar frees up more funds to go directly to wounded or deceased U.S. Army Rangers and their families.

This family-friendly event raises funds for U.S. Army Rangers and their families and includes:

  • 4.5 mile roundtrip run/walk around Battery Park, passing Ground Zero and the Statue of Liberty
  • Festive brunch at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
  • Music and special presentations from the American Fallen Soldiers Project to the families of Fallen Rangers and 9/11 First Responders
  • Patriotic corporate-branding opportunities with a targeted audience of over 1100 people

CORPORATE HERO$5,000 Donation

  • Free entry for 10 corporate guests, includes all activities
  • Corporate logo appears on two large signs, on event brochure and a podium mention
  • 10 Lead The Way hats and event shirts

CORPORATE LEGEND — $10,000 Donation

  • Free entry for 20 corporate guests includes all activities
  • Corporate logo appears on two large signs, podium mention, screen shots and event brochure
  • 20 Lead The Way hats and event shirts

CORPORATE PARTNER — $25,000 Donation and Event Naming Rights

  • Free entry for 40 corporate guests includes all activities and LTWF hats & event shirts
  • Includes Event Naming Rights
  • Corporate logo appears on two large signs, screen shots, podium mention, Lead the Way Fund event T-Shirt and in event program
  • Private “Ranger salute.” Guests meet privately with true American heroes.

Please email [email protected] with interest in sponsoring this special day.

We appreciate your consideration and support! RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!

Wall Street Charity Day To Benefit Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund

Celebrity Traders to Join BTIG Commissions for Charity Day

NEW YORK, April  15, 2013 — BTIG LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, will host its 11th Commissions for Charity Day on May 14, 2013. The annual Charity Day will once again feature celebrity “guest-traders” on BTIG’s trading floors across the country to help raise money for a variety of children’s charities.

Since it began hosting its Commissions for Charity Day in 2003, BTIG has raised close to $25 million and has donated those proceeds to over 350 nonprofit organizations. This year’s annual event will support many organizations that deal with important children’s issues including:

Among the celebrities that are expected to join BTIG this year are the following: Michael Strahan, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz, Justin Tuck, Eli Manning, Phil Simms, Joe Girardi, Mark Teixeira, Joe Torre, Reggie Jackson, Rex Ryan, Mark Sanchez, Nick Manchego, Victor Cruz, Lynn Swann, Petra Nemcova, Jeremy Roenick, Jim Boeheim, Steve Schrippa, Miss America Mallory Hagan, Kaitlin Monte, Hannah Storm and Michael J. Fox.

“We’re proud that our clients and employees have this opportunity to work together with our celebrity traders and other special guests to make such a profound impact on so many peoples’ lives,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “The excitement surrounding this year’s event is a strong indication that we will have another successful day. We look forward to being able to support a number of charities that are important to our clients and celebrity guests.”

About BTIG

BTIG LLC is a premier institutional brokerage and fund services company. BTIG continues to build its global franchise around a broad and experienced group of professionals who are leaders and experts in their respective fields. Founded in 2002, BTIG, including through its affiliates, employs more than 400 professionals in five different countries. BTIG serves customers worldwide and offers services in: Equity Trading, Fixed Income, Futures Trading, Convertible Securities, Equity Derivatives, Foreign Exchange, Prime Brokerage, Outsource Trading, Direct Market Access, Capital Markets, Equity Research and Corporate Access. BTIG has ten domestic offices: New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Greenwich, Red Bank, Atlanta and Orinda. The firm also has four overseas affiliates: London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.

TOBAY Triathlon

Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund will have slots again at the Tobay Triathlon.  Please email [email protected] with interest. More information to follow.

When: Saturday, August 23, 2014

What: The TOBAY Triathlon (1/2 mile swim, 15 k bike and a 5k run)

Where: Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, Oyster Bay, New York

Racing Requirements

To be considered for a slot on Team Army Ranger please email your indication of interest to [email protected] by FRIDAY, JULY 25.

* Please note that in order to qualify for a Lead The Way Fund slot each contestant is asked to raise $500. We will discuss multi-race participants on an individual basis.

** Each entrant will receive a LTWF gear bag including a LTWF visor and a LTWF light-weight running top.

We look forward to your participation and we thank you for the support!

Rangers Lead The Way!

Army Ten-Miler

The Lead The Way Fund is pleased to announce that, through the Army Ten-Miler Military Community Partner Program, we have been able to secure slots again at the Army Ten-Miler on Sunday, October 20, 2013 in Washington, DC.

We hope that you will either join Team Army Ranger and race for us or just come out and cheer for our racers. The Lead The Way Fund will have a tent at the pre-race Expo at the DC Armory which will further raise awareness for the work we do on behalf of our U.S. Army Rangers and their families.

Lead The Way Fund will also have a tent immediately following the race in the Hooah Tent Zone.

When: Sunday, October 20, 2013

What: The Army Ten Miler

Where:  The Pentagon – Arlington, VA

Racing Requirements

To be considered for a Lead The Way Fund slot please email your indication of interest to [email protected] by June 15, 2013.

* Please note that in order to qualify for a slot on Team Army Ranger each participant is asked to raise a minimum of $750.  Once you have been registered we will provide you with the information to set up your individual fundraising page on the FirstGiving fundraising website.

*Each entrant will also be responsible for the $65 race entry fee which can be donated to LTWF as part of your fundraising efforts.

** Each  participant will receive Lead The Way Fund gear including a visor, a light-weight running top and a gear bag. 

We look forward to your participation and we thank you for the support!

Rangers Lead The Way!

Thank You for Your Support at our 2013 Lacrosse Day For Heroes “Regs Rock” Event

On behalf of the Lead The Way Fund, we would like to extend a special thank you to everyone who came out to Manhasset High School to support us on Saturday at our Lacrosse Day For Heroes “Regs Rock” Event! It was an amazing day of lacrosse, between two of the best High School lacrosse teams in the country, and a great turnout in honor of an incredible person, Sgt. James J. Regan.

Regardless of the outcome of the games, ALL of the boys on the Chaminade & Manhasset Varsity and Junior Varsity teams played their hearts out, and we know they made Jimmy proud. A special congratulations to Ryan Lukacovic from Chaminade for having been bestowed the honor of wearing Jimmy’s #19 jersey this year. Well-deserved!

We would like to extend our gratitude to the staff at the Manhasset Public Schools, Chaminade High School and the Manhasset Booster Club for their generosity and assistance in continuing to make this day happen. The day went off without a hitch. Thank you to the Chaminade & Manhasset coaching staff for their unwaivering support in preserving Jimmy’s legacy. And thank you to Emory Parker for singing the National Anthem and Tim Burke for playing the Bag Pipes, they both did a great job!

Thanks again to MSG Varsity for their great coverage of the event; to Newsday for their beautiful article; to Geoff Walter at Mineola Patch for the great coverage and photos; and to the Manhasset Press for always supporting us!

We are so grateful to you all!

RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!

All photos are courtesy of Geoff Walter at the Mineola Patch.

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2013 ING NYC Marathon

Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund is excited to announce that, through the generosity of the New York Road Runners, we have again been able secure charity slots for the 2013 ING NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 3rd. These charity slots are available IN ADDITION to the slots that were deferred from the 2012  marathon which was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy.

To secure a slot please email Mary McHugh at [email protected] by Friday, June 7th.  Once your slot has been secured, please fill out and email or fax the registration form located below.

Please note:

*Team Army Ranger runners must commit to the minimum fundraising requirement of $3,000.
*Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund will be hosting a pre-race pasta dinner the night before for all of our runners.
*All Team Army Ranger runners will receive Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund running gear including a training shirt, race day pinney, visor and Lead The Way Fund backpack.

Runners who have already registered and secured your slot, please CLICK HERE to visit the Lead The Way Fund First Giving website to setup your individual fundraising page and start fundraising today!

For additional questions or to secure and confirm a marathon slot please email [email protected].

LTWF Marathon 2013 Registration

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Lead The Way Lacrosse Day For Heroes

The Annual Lead The Way Lacrosse Day For Heroes is a 2-game lacrosse shootout between two of the country’s best high school lacrosse teams, the Manhasset Indians vs the Chaminade Flyers. The one day event will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The Lead The Way Lacrosse Day For Heroes recognizes past and present protectors of the Flag and 100% of the profits are donated to the “Lead the Way Fund.” There will be no advanced tickets sales. All tickets will be available the day of the event at the gate.

Teams Manhasset vs. Chaminade Varsity & Junior Varsity Teams
When Saturday, April 13, 2013
Where Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York
Why Support our Troops, Help us Help Them. Recognize past and present protectors of the Flag.
Honoree Local hero – Manhasset resident Sgt. James J. Regan (CHS ‘98), Our 75th Ranger Regiment Soldiers.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – Saturday, April 13, 2013
8:15 AM Gates open
9:00 AM Manhasset Indians vs. Chaminade Flyers Junior Varsity Game
11:00 AM
Manhasset Indians vs. Chaminade Flyers
SUGGESTED TICKET DONATION TO LEAD THE WAY FUND
Adults 18 years and Older      $10.00

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR PARTICIPATION AT THE 2013 LEAD THE WAY LACROSSE DAY FOR HEROES.

Directions to Manhasset High School

200 Memorial Place
Manhasset, NY  11030
(516) 267-7600

Lead The Way Fund Lacrosse Day For Heroes 2013 Event Flyer Final

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6th Annual ‘A Run Down Hero Highway’ – Online Registration is Now Closed

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ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED for our 6th Annual ‘A Run Down Hero Highway’ which will take place on Sunday, November 24th. There is walk-up registration at the Pier on the day of the event.

This is a patriotic and family-friendly 5k run/walk/stroll that pays tribute to local hero Sgt. James J. Regan, and helps raise money for the Lead The Way Fund. All net proceeds go to support the families of our US Army Rangers who have been killed, disabled, or are currently serving in harm’s way around the world.

Now in its sixth year, and back bigger and stronger after last year’s cancellation due to Hurricane Sandy, this event brings together people of all ages for a spirited run/walk/stroll along the Hudson River. Starting at Pier 46, entrants complete a 5K roundtrip along the West Side Highway, past Ground Zero and in constant view of Lady Liberty. The festivities continue with a post-race celebratory brunch at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers.

This year, in conjunction with The American Fallen Soldiers Project, we will present original portraits to the families of beloved fallen Rangers SGT Andrew Nicol and SPC Bradley D. Rappuhn. In addition, continuing with our tradition of supporting other home-town heroes in the NYPD and FDNY, we will also be presenting a portrait to the family of NYPD 9/11 First Responder, Bomb Squad Detective Claude “Danny” Richards.

Attendees will revel in a day filled with moving tributes, amazing camaraderie and great food & drink. Over 1,100 people joined us for the 5th annual Run Down Hero Highway. We can’t wait to commemorate and celebrate with you!

Schedule:

9:45   AM          Registration and T-Shirt Collection on Pier 46 (Cross Charles St. & West St.)

10:30 AM          Introductory Remarks; God Bless America

10:45 AM          Run/Walk Begins

11:30 AM          DOORS OPEN for after party – The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers (Pier 61)

12:10 PM          Portrait Presentations – Phil Taylor from The American Fallen Soldiers Project

Register:

  • Online – Visit our event registration page (click here). Registering online GUARANTEES you a free commemorative T-shirt and size preference.
  • Mail-In – Send check and waiver to Lead The Way Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 281, Manhasset NY, 11030.
  • Walk-up –  All walk-up entry fees increase $10. All forms of payment accepted.
  • All participants MUST sign liability waiver on behalf of yourself and/or your families in order to participate in event. If registering by mail please sign below and send in with your registration. If you register online you MUST check the appropriate boxes indicating that you have read and accepted our terms.

Cost:          Adults – $75; Students – $40; Under 12 – $25 (Kids under 5 Free)

            Cost includes entrance fee, commemorative t-shirt and full brunch

                          NOTE: ALL COSTS INCREASE BY $10 FOR WALK-INS

Fundraising:      Many people have asked how they can get involved and help fundraise for us in addition to just attending our events. By setting up a page on FirstGiving, all individuals, families and groups will have the ability to raise money on our behalf and in support of your ‘Run Down Hero Highway’ efforts. To start your fundraising, please click on the JOIN NOW button at the top of the page and create your own personalized page.                                   

Sponsorships: We are actively seeking individual and corporate sponsors to team up with us on our efforts. Please click here to view further details on sponsorship packages and how you can help.

Post Race:  Head to The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers for a celebratory brunch, plenty of drinks, raffle prizes and live music. The Lighthouse is located in the Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex at 23rd Street and the Hudson River (www.piersixty.com)

*This is not a Department of Defense sponsored event*

6th Annual ‘A Run Down Hero Highway’ Registration Form

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6th Annual ‘A Run Down Hero Highway’ – Event Postponed

Dear Friends and Supporters of The Lead The Way Fund,

It is with deep regret that we must inform you that we have to postpone our 6th Annual ‘A Run Down Hero Highway’ scheduled for Sunday, November 18th.  Due to damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy, the venue for the post-race celebration as well as Pier 46 will not be viable by next weekend for our event.  We are looking to reschedule the event in the Spring and will inform everyone once a decision on a date has been made.  You can also find updated status information on our website, our Ranger Lead The Way Fund Facebook page and on Twitter by following us at @Leadthewayfund.

Please note that everyone will receive a full refund for their ticket purchase however we ask for your patience as this might take up to a week.  Should anyone have any questions or concerns please feel free to email us at [email protected].

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who have been affected by the hurricane.

Be well and safe and we thank you again for supporting our mission to provide assistance to our U.S. Army Rangers and their families.

Regards,

Lead The Way Fund

CMC’S NYC Urban Assault Race

The Lead The Way Fund is excited to announce that we have generously been granted discounted slots in the (CMC’s) Civilian Military Combine’s NYC Urban Assault Race in Brooklyn, NY on September 22, 2012. This is the first time ever that CMC Urban Assault Series “the ultimate test of strength, agility, and endurance” is being held in the NYC area. This is an extremely physically demanding race.

Please email [email protected] with interest in participating in this event.  Once participants have been approved, they must set up an individual fundraising page on FirstGiving and meet the minimum required Lead The Way Fund fundraising goal for this event of $350.

Competition Overview:

The CMC competition is broken down into three components to test strength, endurance and agility.

  • Race day structure will consist of “The PIT” (lifting element) into a 5 mile race with strategically placed military obstacles. This structure is what separates the Civilian Military Combine from all other races and competitions. The PIT is designed to be the great equalizer by leveling the playing field between power athletes and endurance runners to determine the best overall conditioned athlete. This race structure has been carefully created, refined and reviewed by the top strength and conditioning coaches from the CrossFit community, United States Armed Forces and USA Triathlon Organization Race Directors.
  • Exercise Elements of the PIT (lifting element):

    • Barbell Thrusters (75lb men/45lb women)
    • Burpee
    • Box Jump (20 inches for both men & women)
    • Kettlebell Swing (20kg/44lb men & 12kg/26lb women)

For more information about the Civilian Military Combine and the NYC Urban Assault event see below or visit the CMC website at www.civilianmilitarycombine.com. You can also click here to watch the CMC Urban Assault Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GO6NY_yLSS8.

CMC Overview

The Civilian Military Combine (“CMC”) is the premier race event in the fast growing obstacle course adventure race space. CMC provides the best designed, most exhilarating and unique format of any race available to the public. Designed for all level athletes to test strength, endurance and agility, CMC’s race day structure consists of the adrenaline pumping strength element called The PIT transitioning into an exhilarating military grade obstacle course race strategically positioned throughout. The difficulty of the CMC competition is determined by the competitor and attracts both weekend warriors looking for the ultimate challenge as well as competitive athlete looking to win.

The PIT

At the Civilian Military Combine the PIT is the inspirational start of the race where each heat of roughly 100 competitors charge into an area size of a football field surrounded by cheering fans and motivating music. The PIT is designed to be the great equalizer by leveling the playing field between power athletes and endurance runners to determine the best overall conditioned athlete. It consists of 4 basic movements: 2-body weight resistance and 2 with light weight resistance:

  • Thruster (75lb men; 45lb women
  • Burpee
  • Box Jumps
  • Kettlebell Swings (20kg men; 12 kg women)

The Race

The Civilian Military Combine race takes place over 5 mile course with obstacles and natural terrain. Designed to test participants’ endurance, this race is unlike any mud run they’ve been in before. Taking place after completion of the lifting pit, the race includes massive military obstacles, strategically positioned to put participants’ athletic skills to the test. CMC has designed its race to put endurance and strength athletes on equal footing.

The 6th Annual Lead The Way Fund Golf Outing & Dinner

The golf portion of the event is now closed.  Please register for the dinner only portion and event sponsorships.  Thank you for your support to make this event a success.

Dear Friends and Supporters of the U.S. Army Rangers,

The Lead The Way Fund is excited to announce our 6th Annual Lead The Way Fund Golf Outing on Thursday, September 20th 2012 at the Plandome Country Club.  With over 400 participants last year, there is no doubt that this year’s tournament will go off bigger and better than ever!  Please come join us for a day full of fun and patriotism as we celebrate and honor our U.S. Army Rangers.

This golf outing is a great opportunity to give back to those who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom and the quality of life we are privileged to enjoy here in the United States of America. Those of you who have attended in the past will undoubtedly recall many of the moments that make this yearly event so special.  Participants will enjoy a round of golf at the Plandome Country Club or Sands Point Village Club, a lovely brunch as well as an evening full of cocktails, dinner, awards and wonderful live and silent auctions.

Since its inception in 2007, the Lead The Way Fund has helped many Army Rangers who have been injured while fighting for our country by offering financial assistance that the government is unable to provide. With your ongoing support, the Lead The Way Fund can continue to reach out across this great country of ours and help these brave soldiers and their families.

To participate in this day of golf and festivities, please complete and return the attached form, or sign up online via the links below.

Looking forward to seeing you all on September 20th!

Sincerely,
The Regan Family and the Lead The Way Fund Board of Directors

*This is not a Department Of Defense sponsored event*

Registration Options

Two online registration options are available, Pay Online using a credit card, or Register Online and Pay by Mail (via check). Both options will secure your registrations.  For those who feel more comfortable registering via paper please print the registration form below (PDF) and send it with a check to Lead The Way Fund.

For Online Registration Please Click Here.

Please Click Here or on PDF Icon Below for Paper Registration by Mail

 

Thursday September 20, 2012 

Plandome Country Club

145 Stonytown Rd, Plandome, NY 11030

http://www.plandomecc.com

https://www.leadthewayfund.org

Schedule of Events: 

9:30 AM  Registration & Brunch

12:00 PM   Shotgun Start

5:30 PM   Cocktail Hour

6:30 PM   Dinner, Awards, Auctions

2012 Tobay Triathlon – Support Lead The Way Fund and Join Team Ranger!

The Lead The Way Fund is pleased to announce that, through the generosity of the TOBAY race organizers, we have secured slots at the 2012 TOBAY Triathlon on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at a discounted price of $50 per slot. The TOBAY Triathlon consists of  1/2 mile swim, 15 k bike and a 5k run throughout Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, Oyster Bay, New York.

The Lead The Way Fund will have have a tent at the race to further raise awareness for the work we do on behalf of our U.S. Army Rangers and their families. We hope you will come out and cheer for our racers!

Can’t join us but have a friend or relative that you would like to support in their fundraising efforts for the Tobay Triathlon? Please click on the link below to be directed to their individual fundraising pages.

http://www.firstgiving.com/rangerleadthewayfund/tobay-triathalon2012/fundraisers

TEAM RANGER PARTICIPANTS!

Brendan McCormick

Dan Lamonaca

Charles Bennett

Julia Musso

Thomas Finnican

Brian Werner

Tim Miller

John O’Brien

Brian Carroll

Ryan Saitta

Justin Castellanos

Kendel Fiorentino

Siobhan McCormick

Kevin Flannagan

Suzanne Kenney

Jon Kuczmarski

Brian Ellwood

Jeffrey Hussey

Kevin Minicus

William Wolcott

David Nachman

John Huelskamp

 

About The Tobay Triathlon

When: Sunday, August 26, 2012

What: The TOBAY Triathlon (1/2 mile swim, 15 k bike and a 5k run)

The Course:

Swim: 1/2 mile in calm Oyster Bay Harbor

Bike: 15 kilometers (one loop), over hill & dale, through beautiful Oyster Bay, Laurel Hollow, and Cove Neck. Fairly hilly but with a 2.9 mile downhill to the finish!!

Run: 5 kilometers through Mill Neck & Brookville, “up” to Planting Fields Arboretum & back “down” to Roosevelt Park.

Where: Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, Oyster Bay, New York

Rangers Lead The Way!

Thank You For Your Support at our Lacrosse Day For Heroes “Regs Rock” Event!

A big thank you to everyone who came out to support Lead The Way, as well as those who volunteered their time to help us, at our  Lacrosse Day For Heroes “Regs Rock” event! With over 2,000 people in attendance, the event featured an intense and exciting match-up between the Chaminade Flyers and the Manhasset Indians Junior Varsity and Varsity teams. While Chaminade came out on top this year, all teams displayed incredible talent and patriotism and helped to make the day a tremendous success. Thank you again to all for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Rangers Lead The Way!

Skate With The Stars and Stripes on Saturday, March 24, 2012

Please join us for Skate With The Stars and Stripes, a family-friendly fundraiser hosted by the Port Washington Skating Center. The event takes place Saturday, March 24 from 5:45-9:45pm. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to Lead The Way Fund and the Semper Fi Fund. The evening will also include special sales and raffles donated by the New York Islanders and New York Rangers. Suggested admission donation is $10.00 per skater. To register in advance please visit http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/3019374029.

5th Annual A Run Down Hero Highway

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT

A Run Down Hero Highway” is a fun-filled, patriotic event that pays tribute to a local hero and helps raise money for the families of Army Rangers who have been killed, disabled, or are currently serving in harm’s way. People of all ages come together for a spirited run/walk/stroll along West Street in Manhattan and revel in a day filled with moving tributes, live entertainment, amazing camaraderie and great food & drink.

The event commences on Pier 46 (cross Charles St. and West St.). Entrants participate in a 4.5-mi round trip run/walk to Battery Park, past Ground Zero, with a constant view of Lady Liberty. The festivities continue with a brunch and after party at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. Last year over 1,000 people joined us. We can’t wait to commemorate and celebrate with you!

Schedule:

9:03   AM Registration and T-Shirt Collection on Pier 46 (time commemorates the moment UA Flight 175 crashed into WTC South)
10:00 AM Introductory Remarks; God Bless America / Star Spangled Banner / Lead The Way Song
10:15 AM Run/Walk Begins
11:15 AM Food, Drinks, Raffles and Live Music at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers (Pier 60)
12:30 PM Hero Presentations Begin – Phil Taylor from The American Fallen Soldiers Project to present an originally commissioned portraits to the families of fallen Army Rangers Sgt. 1st Class Lance Vogeler and Spc. Thomas Duncan III and to the family of FDNY 1st Responder Lt. Kevin Dowdell

To Register:

•    Online – Above click Register for Event.  Registering online GUARANTEES you a free commemorative event t-shirt and size preference. ONLINE REGISTRATION TO CLOSE ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19th at 12:00PM.
•    Mail-In – Print registration PDF below and send with check and waiver to P.O. Box 281, Manhasset NY, 11030 *
•    Walk-up – Cash and/or checks accepted.  Have checks made out to Lead The Way Fund, Inc.  All walk-up entry fees increase $10
*All participants MUST sign liability waiver on behalf of yourself and/or your families in order to participate in event. If registering by mail please sign below and send in with your registration. If you register online you MUST check the appropriate boxes indicating that you have read and accepted our terms.

Cost:

Adults – $60*
Students – $35*
Under 12 – $25*
Children Under 5 Free
*ALL COSTS INCREASE BY $10 FOR WALK-INS DAY OF*
Costs include entrance fee, t-shirt and full brunch

FirstGiving:    All individuals, families and groups now have the ability to raise money on behalf of The Lead The Way Fund in support of your Run Down Hero Highway efforts. Please click Firstgiving (Step 2) above to set up your personalized sponsorship page.

Sponsorships:    We are actively seeking individual and corporate sponsors to team up with us on our efforts. Please click here to view further details on sponsorship packages and how you can help.

Post Race:    Head to The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers for a celebratory brunch, plenty of drinks, raffle prizes and live music. The Lighthouse is located in the Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex at 23rd Street and the Hudson River (www.piersixty.com).

Thank you for your continued support of the Lead the Way Fund and our US Army Rangers. God Bless America!

Registration Form:

 

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5th Annual Lead The Way Fund Golf Outing

 

*Registration for golf is now closed.  Please send all payment directly to the Lead The Way Fund.  Seats are still available for Dinner so please join us! *

Dear Friends and Supporters of the U.S. Army Rangers,

The Lead The Way Fund is excited to announce our Fifth Annual Lead The Way Fund Golf Outing on Thursday, September 15th 2011 at the Plandome Country Club.  With over 400 participants last year, there is no doubt that this year’s tournament will go off bigger and better than ever!  We are excited this year to, once again, have with us Army Ranger Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry, who was on July 12, 2011, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Obama for his heroic actions in Afghanistan.  Please come join us for a day full of fun and patriotism as we celebrate and honor our U.S. Army Rangers.

This golf outing is a great opportunity to give back to those who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom and the quality of life we are privileged to enjoy here in the United States of America. Those of you who have attended in the past will undoubtedly recall many of the moments that make this yearly event so special.  Participants will enjoy a round of golf at the Plandome Country Club or Sands Point Golf Club, a lovely brunch as well as an evening full of cocktails, dinner, awards and amazing live and silent auctions.

Since its inception in 2007, the Lead The Way Fund has helped many Army Rangers who have been injured while fighting for our country by offering financial assistance that the government is unable to provide. With your ongoing support, the Lead The Way Fund can continue to reach out across this great country of ours to these brave soldiers and their families.

You can learn more about the Lead The Way Fund and how it continues to make a positive impact on the lives of our American heroes and their families by visiting the Mission section of our website, www.leadthewayfund.org . To participate in this day of golf and festivities, please complete and return the attached form, or sign up online via the links below.

Looking forward to seeing you all on September 15th!

Sincerely,
The Regan Family and the Lead The Way Fund Board of Directors

*This is not a Department Of Defense sponsored event*

 

Registration Options

Registration for golf is now closed.  Please send all payment directly to the Lead The Way Fund.  Seats are still available for Dinner so please join us!

Two registration options are available, Pay Online using a credit card, or Register Online and Pay by Mail (via check).  Both options will secure your registrations.  For those who feel more comfortable registering via paper please print the registration form below (PDF) and send it with a check to Lead The Way Fund.

Online Registration Opens Friday July 8 2011 at 5PM.

 

Paper Registration by Mail

 

Thursday September 15, 2011 

Plandome Country Club

145 Stonytown Rd, Plandome, NY 11030

http://www.plandomecc.com

https://www.leadthewayfund.org

Schedule of Events: 

9:30 AM  Registration & Brunch

12:00 PM   Shotgun Start

5:30 PM   Cocktail Hour

6:30 PM   Dinner, Awards, Auctions

Long Island Lizard’s First Annual Heroes Day

The Lead The Way Fund is thrilled to announce, on Saturday, August 13, 2011, The Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse will present the First Annual Heroes Day.  For every ticket sold online, a percentage of the profits will go directly to the Lead The Way Fund.

The day will feature the lacrosse teams from the FDNY and NYPD, Nassau and Suffolk PD and Port Authority Police facing up against each other in a battle of the finest and bravest from New York City.  All games will take place at Shuart Stadium at Hofstra University from 12pm – 5:30pm, right before the Lizards face off against the Hamilton Nationals.  Everyone who purchases a Lizards ticket will have full access to every game.

To purchase tickets, go to http://www.longislandlizards.com/Heroes and follow the instructions. ONLY by using the promo code will you be able to make the donation. Discounted tickets will be available online for $13.  Only FD/PD who show badges day-of the event will be eligible for the discounted/donated rate so please purchase tickets online!

If you can’t join us for the event, you can still support The Lead The Way Fund by texting RANGER to 85944 and make a $10 donation.

Games will start at 12 noon with the FDNY and Port Authority facing up against each other, and then Nassau and Suffolk PDs will battle against each other and next up is the FDNY and NYPD matchup.  Finally, the Lizards will close out the great day.

During the Lizards game, Network Recording Artist Joe Horowitz will be singing his moving original tribute song Lead the Way. At halftime of the Lizards game, the winner of the Heroes Game will be presented with a trophy to honor their hard work and dedication, as well as the MVP of the FDNY vs. NYPD game. Additionally, special jerseys will be auctioned off, with all proceeds going directly to The Lead The Way Fund.

Please come join us for what is sure to be a terrific day and help us support The Lead The Way Fund and all of the heroes who fight to preserve our freedom!

The assistance offered by Lead the Way is inspired by the courage and character of Sgt. James J. Regan who was killed in Iraq while serving with honor with Charlie company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. To learn more about the Lead The Way Fund and how it raises funds to support 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 please visit www.leadthewayfund.org.

The Army Ten-Miler

The Lead the Way Fund is pleased to announce that we have secured slots at the Army Ten-Miler race on October 9, 2011 in Washington, D.C.   All remaining slots will be filled on a first come-first served basis.  We hope that you will be able to race for us or at least come out and support our runners.  All funds raised by our runners will go directly to the Lead the Way Fund to support our ongoing programs and initiatives.

Each year tens of thousands of runners and spectators come to Washington, DC to join in this race classic. Produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, the Army Ten-Miler proceeds support Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation, a comprehensive network of support and leisure services designed to enhance the lives of soldiers and their families. The race starts and finishes at the Pentagon, passing by DC landmarks including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the Capitol Building.  For more details about the race as well as the activities that will take place in conjunction with the event, please visit the Army Ten-Miler website at www.armytenmiler.com.

Already have a slot in the Army Ten-Miler?  Head on over to our Army Ten-Miler First Giving page and sign-up to raise funds.  (Never raised funds before? Check out our First Giving instruction page at the bottom of this page)

To secure one of Lead The Way Fund slots in the Army Ten-Miler, first contact our Army Ten-Miler race leader using the contact information below.  Once you are approved for a Lead The Way Fund slot, head on over to our Army Ten-Miler First Giving page and start raising funds for Lead The Way Fund!

Lead The Way Fund race leader:

Email: [email protected]

WHEN: Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 8:00 AM, Rain or Shine.

WHAT:  Army Ten-Miler

WHERE:  Washington, D.C.

Racing Requirements:

Please note that in order to qualify for a Lead the Way Fund slot, each Participant is asked to raise $500 on behalf of the Lead the Way Fund.  To sign up for one of the remaining Lead the Way Fund slots, please email your interest to [email protected] by August 1, 2011.

First Giving Instructions

Go to Army Ten-Miler First Giving page

1) Click the green “Join Now” button on the top of the page

2) Follow the instructions from Firstgiving

5) Share your new Firstgiving  page with family and friends.

 

Mightyman Triathlon Series

The Lead the Way Fund is pleased to announce that we have been able to secure slots at the  MightyMan Triathlon series.  This will be the Lead the Way Fund’s first year at MightyMan.

We hope that you will either be able to race for us or just come out and cheer for our racers.  The Lead the Way Fund will have a tent at the event, which will further raise awareness for the work we do.

The Lead the Way Fund, through the generosity of Event Power Long Island, the MightyMan race organizers, has secured slots for the 2011 MightyMan Series.

The slot allocation and date of the races are as follows:
1.    Sprint Distance (10/1/2011) – event slots  (Swim: 750 Meters, Bike: 17 K, Run: 5K)
2.    Olympic Distance (10/2/2011) – event slots (Swim: 0.93 Mile, Bike: 23.8 Miles, Run: 6.2 Miles)
3.    Half-Iron (10/2/2011) – event slots (Swim: 1.2 Mile, Bike: 56 Miles, Run: 13.1 Miles)
When: Saturday October 1, 2011 (Sprint) or Sunday, October 2, 2011 (Olympic & Half Distance)
Where: Montauk, NY

*The price for each race is as follows:  $95 (Sprint), $175 (Olympic) and $220 (Half).  (Prices reflect individual racer prices).

Racing Requirements
To be considered for a Lead the Way Fund slot please email your indication of interest to
[email protected] by 4PM EDT ON SUNDAY, May 22, 2011.  Please indicate if you have ever participated in a triathlon or a similar event and the name of the event(s).  (Selection will not be based on your past times, however, we would like some indication that you have the ability to train and compete in a triathlon).  Prospective registrants will be notified shortly thereafter of their status.

* Please specify which race or races you would like to compete in.
** Please note that in order to qualify for a Lead the Way Fund slot each contestant is asked to raise $500. We will discuss multi-race participants on an individual basis.
*** Each entrant will receive gear including a LTWF visor and a LTWF light-weight running top.

More information at the office Mightyman Triathlon race site.

Once approved please visit the Firstgiving.com event page and start the registration process.

TOBAY Triathlon 2011

The Lead the Way Fund is pleased to announce that we have been able to secure slots at the TOBAY Triathlon. This will be the Lead the Way Fund’s second year at TOBAY. We hope that you will either be able to race for us or just come out and cheer for our racers. The Lead the Way Fund will have a tent at the event, which will further raise awareness for the work we do.

The Lead the Way Fund, through the generosity of the TOBAY Triathlon race organizers, has secured slots for the 2011 TOBAY Triathlon at a discounted price of $50.

When: Sunday, August 28, 2011
What: The TOBAY Triathlon (1/2 mile swim, 15 k bike and a 5k run)
Where: Oyster Bay, NY

Racing Requirements
To be considered for a Lead the Way Fund slot please email your indication of interest to
[email protected] by 4PM EDT ON SUNDAY, May 22, 2011.  Please indicate if you have ever participated in a triathlon or a similar event and the name of the event(s).  (Selection will not be based on your past times, however, we would like some indication that you have the ability to train and compete in a triathlon).  Prospective registrants will be notified shortly thereafter of their status.

* Please specify which race or races you would like to compete in.
** Please note that in order to qualify for a Lead the Way Fund slot each contestant is asked to raise $500. We will discuss multi-race participants on an individual basis.
*** Each entrant will receive gear including a LTWF visor and a LTWF light-weight running top.

More information at the official TOBAY Triathlon race site.

 

Lead The Way Lacrosse Day for Heroes

“REGS ROCK”

May 7, 2011

CHAMINADE vs. MANHASSET

Manhasset High School, Manhasset NY

Thank you for your support and participation at Lead the Way Lacrosse Day for Heroes 2011. Online registration is closed. Walk in tickets will be available the day of the event at the front gate.


 

The Lead the Way Lacrosse Day of Heroes is a 2 game lacrosse shootout between the country’s best high school lacrosse teams.  The one day event will take place on Saturday May 7, 2011 at Manhasset High School, New York. The Lead the Way Lacrosse Day of Heroes recognizes past and present protectors of the Flag and 100% of the profits are donated to the “Lead the Way Fund”.  Our special event honoree will be local hero – Manhasset resident Sgt. James J. Regan (CHS ‘98), Our 75th Ranger Regiment Soldiers.

 

Teams Chaminade vs. Manhasset Varsity & Junior Varsity Teams
When Saturday, May 7, 2011
Where Manhasset, New York (Manhasset Booster – Provider of the Club Concession Stand)
Why Support our Troops, Help us Help them. Recognize past and present protectors of the Flag.
Honoree Local hero – Manhasset resident Sgt. James J. Regan (CHS ‘98), Our 75th Ranger Regiment Soldiers.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – Saturday, May 7, 2011
2:30 PM Gates open (main parking lot at Manhasset High School)
3:30 PM Chaminade Flyers vs. Manhasset Indians Junior Varsity Game
6:45 PM Color Guard / Star Spangled Banner / Lead the Way Song
7:00 PM Chaminade Flyers vs. Manhasset Indians “REGS ROCK” Game

Donation Tickets & Registration

Thank you for your support and participation at Lead the Way Lacrosse Day for Heroes 2011. Online registration is closed. Walk in tickets will be available the day of the event at the front gate.

Donation
Student Rate 12 years and Above $5.00
Adult Rate 18 years and Older $10.00

 


Ticket Details
Advance All attendees purchasing tickets in advance MUST have a printed receipt from Pay Pal with a Photo ID (no exceptions, refunds, exchanges or substitutions). Tickets will also be available the day of the event
Day of Stadium field access will be restricted until 2:30 PM. There will be one entrance to the stadium from the rear of the parking lot. All seating is first come first serve. Games and activities are subject to change. This event is RAIN or SHINE!
Directions Parking and Manhasset Stadium are located at Manhasset High School, 200 Memorial Place, Manhasset, NY 11030 (http://mapq.st/fzeV4o). Additional parking is available at the parking lots of the Manhasset Park District to the east side of the Manhasset campus.

Thank you for your support and participation at Lead the Way Lacrosse Day for Heroes 2011.

Important! Please be sure to print your payment receipt (sent to you via email) and present the receipt at the gate of the “Lead the Way Fund Lacrosse Day of Heroes”.

Come join us as we celebrate our Country and those who defend it. God Bless America!


 


 


 

Adult (18 yrs.  of age and over)


 


ING NYC Marathon

Thank you for your interest in the ING NYC Marathon.  All Lead The Way Fund slots have been filled.  If you have a secured slot in the ING NYC Marathon and would like to raise funds for Lead The Way Fund, please visit the Lead The Way Fund Firstgiving  page and signup as a fundraiser.

Runners who have secured a slot in the ING NYC Marathon, visit the Lead The Way Fund First Giving website to setup your fundraising page. Then start collecting donations from friends and family.  Registering to collect funds for Lead The Way Fund in the ING NYC Marathon 2011 does not register you for a spot in the marathon itself.

Click below for the Lead The Way Fund, ING NYC Marathon 2011 fund raising registration form.

A Run Down Hero Highway

Friends,

 

Last year over 850 people joined us on New York City’s Hudson River Park along “Hero Highway” demonstrating an unbelievable display of human spirit. In the past three years we have run/walked and together raised over $150,000 for the families of our U.S. Army Rangers.

 

 

On Sunday November 14, 2010, our friends, families, colleagues and patriotic neighbors are taking to the streets one more time. We are joining strides a few days after Veterans Day to celebrate the life of local hero Sgt. James J. Regan, recognize past and present protectors of our Flag and to celebrate the unbreakable resolve of the American soul. Together we are going to embark on a 4.5 mile Fun Run/Walk down “Hero Highway” to raise money for the Lead The Way Fund. Your participation, pride and support are key!

 

COME RUN WITH US AGAIN!

 

Registration is close. Walk-in’s are welcome… See you there!

 

 

 

The logistics for the event are as follows (see attached flier for full details):

 

When:              Sunday, November 14, 2010

What:               4.5 mile Fun Run/Walk, followed by a post-race party

Where:            Registration – Pier 46 (Charles Street and West Street);

 

Post-race party – PJ Clarke’s on the Hudson – 250 Vesey Street (located in the World Financial Center)

 

 

Time:

9:03am:           We register

10:00am:         We run/walk

11:00am:         We toast together at post race party

 

 

Cost:  $50 Adult; $25 Student; $20 under 12 (toddlers free)

*includes “A Run Down Hero Highway” tee-shirt and post-race brunch

*all costs increase by $10 day for walk-ins

 

 

Dress: Patriotic and WARM! There will be a prize for best patriotic costume

 

 

Register:  Click the “Add to Cart” buttons above to securely register for this event.

 

 

Who:  Everyone you know who would enjoy this day. This is a family friendly event, children and strollers are welcome

 

 

The Lead The Way Fund was created in honor of our friend and teammate Sgt. James J. Regan (“Jimmy”) who was killed in Iraq while serving with Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Jimmy was a star in all senses of the word. Growing up in Manhasset Long Island, Jimmy excelled both academically and athletically at Chaminade High School and later became a scholarship lacrosse player at Duke University. After graduating from Duke, Jimmy answered the greater calling within him and in 2004 enlisted in the United States Army. There he graduated 1st in his Basic Training Class out of 400 soldiers and later earned himself a place amongst the coveted, revered and feared Army Rangers. Jimmy went on to serve his Country with pride and valor for two tours in the rugged hills of Afghanistan and two tours in the city streets of Iraq.

 

 

On February 9, 2007, while serving what was to be his final deployment to the Middle East before leaving the Army, Jimmy was tragically struck down in Baqubah, Iraq. As expected, he was a decorated soldier, earning a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and several other medals marking his service and leadership in some of the darkest corners on some of the darkest days. With his all-American smile and un-matched character, Jimmy Regan was everything that is beautiful about the human soul and everything that is great about our Country.

 

 

The Lead The Way Fund, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization established by the Regan Family 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 average annual income of an Army Ranger is below $25,000, typically leaving them with insufficient means to provide for their families if they are killed or disabled. The funds raised by the Lead The Way Fund at events like the “A Run Down Hero Highway” provide spouses and children of deceased, disabled or active duty Rangers with assistance for health and wellness and other financial aid programs.

 

 

On November 15th we register at 9:03am (the time denoting when UA Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower at the World Trade Center), and then we run for Jimmy and the countless others like him who provide the blanket of freedom we sleep so soundly under. We will make our way down the Hudson River Park, past Ground Zero with our eyes on the Statue of Liberty. This swath of lower Manhattan on West St. which many of our friends and family walked down to escape the terror of 9/11 is sacred ground and affectionately deemed… “Hero Highway.” There is no better place to honor the life of Jimmy Regan and the sacrifice of our soldiers.

 

 

Please forward this along to anyone you think would have an interest in partaking in this event or in donating to the Lead the Way Fund. We hope you can come out to join us!

 

God Bless America,

Jamie Brodsky

Daniel Roediger

Keating Crown

Danny Hauber

Chris Haunss

Andrew Stroud

Blake Byczek

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The TOBAY Triathlon

UPDATE: Visit the Lead The Way Fund page at First Giving.

 

The Lead the Way Fund, through the generosity of the TOBAY Triathlon race organizers, has secured 25 slots for the 2010 TOBAY Triathlon at a discounted price of $50 (regular registration for the race is now closed).

 

 

To be considered for a Lead the Way Fund slot please email your indication of interest to Brendan McCormick  by 4PM EDT ON SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2010. Please indicate if you have ever participated in a triathlon or a similar event and the name of the event(s). (Selection will not be based on your past times, however, we would like some indication that you have the ability to train and compete in a triathlon). Prospective registrants will be notified shortly thereafter of their status.

 

 

**Please note that in order to qualify for a Lead the Way Fund slot each contestant is asked to raise $500. Each entrant will receive a LTWF visor and a LTWF light-weight running top. If you do not wish to race, we still hope that you will be able to join us on Sunday, August 29, 2010 to not only cheer on our 25 athletes but also participate in some of the day’s other activities. The Lead the Way Fund will also have a booth at the event, which will further help raise awareness for the work we do.

 

 

Full details regarding the Tobay Triathlon can be found below.

 

When: Sunday, August 29, 2010
What: The Tobay Triathlon (1/2 mile swim, 15 k bike and a 5k run)
Where: Oyster Bay, NY
Why: To raise funding for and awareness of the Lead The Way Fund
How you can help: Reply with your indication of interest. Please spread the word! Please donate if you can.

Tobay Triathlon Official Website:  http://www.runnersedgetobaytriathlon.com

 

 

If you are a competitor in the TOBAY Triathlon please visit the Lead The Way Fund donation page at First Giving. There you can register (free) for your own TOBAY Triathlon page where friends and family can track your progress and donate to Lead The Way Fund through your efforts.

 

http://www.firstgiving.com/rangerleadthewayfund


(Note: To get started on first giving, click “Get Started” then choose the TOBAY Triathlon event.)

To donate to one of the competitors below, click on their name and you will be taken to their Lead The Way Fund donation page.

  1. PJ Diconza
  2. Rob Reddington
  3. John Maguire
  4. Ben Fenton
  5. Grant Byczek
  6. Siobhan McCormick
  7. Craig Phildius
  8. Pat Kane
  9. John Donahue
  10. William Wolcott
  11. DJ Postles
  12. Peter Gilman
  13. Timothy Reilly
  14. Becky Donahue
  15. Bob Kane
  16. LT Brad Hay
  17. Chuck Watson
  18. Team Hotarek
  19. Patricia Koetzner
  20. Patricia Magilligan
  21. Peter Linder
  22. Tricia Karr
  23. Mike Cain
  24. [Team Regan]
  25. Mike Somma
  26. Rob Phillips
  27. Regina Phillips
  28. Grant Byczek
  29. D.J. Postles
  30. Katy Cole

The John Hancock Boston Marathon – 2010

The Boston Marathon is in its 114th running and “Team Ranger”, consisting of 5 Army Rangers, will be participating to raise funds for the “Lead the Way Fund”.  Donate to the “Lead the Way Fund” in the name of those Rangers below.

 

 

Click the Donate Now button below the Army Ranger of your choice to donate to the Lead the Way Fund in their name.

Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon 2010

A team of athletes has come together to represent the Lead the Way Fund in the 2010 Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon.   Michael Mucciolo, the primary organizer,  Greg Tarca, and Ryan Miller will handle the team operations and fundraising on the west coast.  As the national Lead the Way Fund portal we have setup a donation button below for those who would like to support the team as they are tested in this grueling Triathlon.

Event Information

The 2010 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon will take place on May 2, 2010 at 8:00am.

 

The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon includes a 1.5 mile swim from Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. The race continues with an 18 mile bike ride out the Great Highway, through the Golden Gate Park, and concludes with an 8 mile run through the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The finish is at The Marina Green.

 

http://www.escapefromalcatraztriathlon.com

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Michael Mucciolo

Lead the Way Golf Outing 2010

Dear Friends and Supporters of the U.S. Army Rangers,

 

We are pleased to announce that on Thursday September 16th 2010 we will host our Fourth Annual Lead The Way Fund Golf Outing. Please come join us for a day full of fun and patriotism as we celebrate and raise money for the U.S. Army Rangers. Since its inception in 2007, the Lead The Way Fund has helped many Army Rangers who have been injured while fighting for our country by offering financial assistance that the government is unable to provide. With your ongoing support, the Lead The Way Fund can continue to reach out across this great country of ours to these brave soldiers and their families.

 

 

This golf outing is a great opportunity to give back to those who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom and the quality of life we are privileged to enjoy here in the United States of America. Those of you who have attended in the past will undoubtedly recall many of the moments that make this yearly event so special.

 

 

You can learn more about the Lead The Way Fund and how it continues to make a positive impact on the lives of our American heroes and their families by visiting our website, www.leadthewayfund.org . To participate in this day of golf and festivities, please complete and return the attached form, or sign up online via our website.

 

Looking forward to seeing you all on September 16th!

Sincerely,

The Lead The Way Fund Board of Directors

Registration Form

View photo’s from the 2nd annual Lead the Way Fund golf outing.

 

 

 

Online Registration:

Currently all golf foursomes have been filled and a waiting list has been created.


Dinner registrations are still open. Please register below for a wonderful evening.

For each Dinner Only participant (non-golfers) in your group (Dinner Only Participant 1 – Dinner Only Participant 4) please complete all required information. Then click the “Add to Cart” button below each dinner only participant. Remember to come back to this page and add any additional golfers or dinner only participants. Thank you.

The ING New York City Marathon

Lead the Way Fund, NYC Marathon. November 7, 2010.  Stay Tuned.

 

Runners who are already registered, visit the Lead The Way Fund First Giving website (below) to register (free!) and start collecting donations from friends and family.  Registering to collect funds for Lead The Way Fund in the ING NYC Marathon 2010 does not register you for a spot in the marathon itself.

 

Click below for the Lead The Way Fund, ING NYC Marathon 2010 fund raising registration page.

http://www.firstgiving.com/rangerleadthewayfund

1) Click “Get Started” if you already have a registered spot in the ING NYC Marathon2010.

2) Click on the ING NYC Marathon 2010.

3) Select “Yes, register online now” then click continue.

4) Agree to the waiver and follow the registration prompts.


Lead The Way Lacrosse Day Of Heroes 2010

UPDATE:   All The Lead the Way Lacrosse Day of Heroes activities are schedule to proceed as planned with one exception.

Due to restrictions placed by the Federal Aviation Authority and Port Authority of New York, the U.S. Special Operations Daggers and Rangers Parachute Jump at the Lacrosse Day of Heroes is canceled.

ALL OTHER EVENTS OF THE DAY WILL PROCEED AS SCHEDULED!!!

The U.S. Special Operations Daggers and Rangers Parachute Jump will be re-scheduled at a future Lead the Way Fund event.

Click here for full details.

 

The Lead the Way Lacrosse Day of Heroes is a 3 game lacrosse shootout between the country’s best high school lacrosse teams.  The one day event will take place on Saturday April 24, 2010 at St. Anthony’s High School, Huntington, New York (co-sponsor of the event).  Six teams are competing in the event –  St. Anthony’s vs. New Canaan, Chaminade vs. Yorktown, Manhasset vs. Darien.  The Lead the Way Lacrosse Day of Heroes recognizes past and present protectors of the Flag and 100% of the profits are donated to the “Lead the Way Fund”.  Our special event honorees will be local heroes – LCpl. James Argentine (SA ’05), Sgt. James J. Regan (CHS ’98), Lt. Ronald Winchester (CHS ’97), Lt. Michael L. LiCalzi (CHS ’00).

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, April 24, 2010
8:30 AM Memorial Mass ( Chapel of Our Lady of the Angels at St. Anthony’s)
10:30 AM Gates Open – (main parking lot at St. Anthony’s)
11:15 AM Opening Remarks / Ranger Parachute Jump
11:30 AM Color Guard / Star Spangled Banner / Lead the Way Song
11:45 AM Recognition Ceremony in honor of our local heroes.
12:00 PM Game #1 – St. Anthony‟s Friars vs. New Canaan Rams (MSG Media)
2:00 PM Game #2 – Chaminade Flyers vs. Yorktown Huskers (MSG Media)
4:00 PM Game #3 – Manhasset Indians vs. Darien Blue Wave (MSG Media)
6:00 PM Closing Ceremonies

More information & details, click here >

Tickets & Registration

Free admittance for children under 3.

Thank you for your support and participation at Lead the Way Lacrosse Day of Heroes 2010. Online registration is closed.  Walk in tickets will be available the day of the event at the front gate.

Important!

Please be sure to print your payment receipt (sent to you via email) and present the receipt at the gate of the “Lead the Way Fund Lacrosse Day of Heroes”.


Come join us as we celebrate our Country and those who defend it. God Bless America!

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“Lead the Way Lacrosse Day of Heroes”
Before you purchase your tickets please read the details below. All sales are final and non-transferrable. Games will be played rain or shine!
GENERAL
 The event will take place at St. Anthony‟s High School, Huntington New York. As a result, School and State rules dictate that NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, TOBACCO PRODUCTS, COOLERS, PETS or BACKPACKS will be allowed on School property.
 More than 4,000 attendees are expected to participate and take advantage of the day‟s events. Some of the events will be covered by MSG Media and broadcast regionally to its household subscribers. This promises to be a fun, exciting and patriotic day for all.
 Please note, all scheduled activities are subject to change.
PURCHASING TICKETS
 To purchase your tickets click (https://www.leadthewayfund.org/events).
 You may purchase as many tickets as you want. All purchases should be done online and all major credit cards are accepted.
 Tickets are $8.00 ages 3-17yrs and $15.00 for Adults; apologies there are no discounts.
 ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
 Once you have completed your online purchase you will be directed to a receipt page. YOU MUST PRINT OUT THAT PAGE AND STORE IT IN A SAFE PLACE. YOU MUST TAKE YOUR PRINTED PAYPAL RECEIPT AND YOUR PHOTO ID WITH YOU ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.
 We expect this event to sell out quickly. Any tickets that do not sell during the pre-sale event will be sold the day of the event in the rear of the school by the softball field. We CANNOT guarantee that any tickets will be available the day of the event.
DAY OF
 Activities will begin at 11:15 AM. There will be no access to the stadium field or the back of the school until 10:30 AM and entrance to those areas will be restricted to Pay Pal receipt holders only. At that time wristbands will be distributed. All attendees must have a Pay Pal receipt and ID regardless of age or which game you are attending (no refunds, exchanges or substitutions). The only exception is for those high school players and coaches who are participating in the games.
 All attendees must enter at the back of the parking lot by the softball field. All other entrances to the school will be secured and entrances to the event will only be at that location. Once you arrive at the site you may come and go as you please provided you have your wristband.
 All seating is first come first serve basis
 This is a rain or shine event.
 All costs from the event including the purchase of tickets are tax deductible as allowed by law. The proceeds will go to the Lead the Way Fund, a 501 C-3 charity.
Come join us as we celebrate our Country and those who defend it. God Bless America!

Second Annual Veterans’ Day Event: A Run Down Hero Highway

 

Needless to say Jimmy did it again! The spirit of “Regs” and his brothers in arms brought over 650 people to the west side of Manhattan on November 16, 2008 for the 2nd annual “A Run Down Hero Highway.” Some 5 days after Veterans Day we descended on the sacred ground near Ground Zero and Lady Liberty and took off on a 4.5 mile “fun/run” with nothing but smiles and strides of pride. In addition to friends, families and notable patriots who were with us last year, the 2nd annual run drew countless supporters from the 75th Ranger Regiment, FDNY, NYPD, The West Point Lacrosse Team, a Royal Marine and various other veterans groups. This was a patriotic display for the ages.

 

 

The day was started with introductory remarks from Jim Regan followed by a legendary rendition of The Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America from Joey Horrowitz. This year we were sent off by Fire 1, the NY Fire Boat, which showered red, white and blue water cannons into the Hudson to celebrate the occasion. Runners and walkers of all shapes, sizes and ages took to the path donning the #10 race day tee-shirt and patriotic costumes galore. Congratulations to Ben Fenton for winning the best costume award! Ben was awarded a flag that was flown over the United States Capitol the day before the run, in honor of Jimmy Regan. The flag came with a certificate of authenticity signed by Stephen T. Ayers, AIA (Acting Architect of the Capitol). Post run we had another blow-out celebration at the Chelsea Brewery where Joey provided live music entertainment and we toasted to Jimmy and the protectors of our Country. This year the press caught wind and News Channel 11 captured the moments with live feed and interviews that were aired on the evening news.

 

 

We can’t thank enough all the supporters who joined us for this occasion. Over the last two years, “A Run Down Hero Highway” has raised close to $50,000 for the Lead the Way Fund and the families of our fallen or disabled Army Rangers. This event, which serves to capture the spirit and reach of Jimmy Regan’s legacy will happen every year around Veterans Day and will continue to grow in depth and enjoyment for all who are involved. We would like to give special thanks to Jamie Brodsky, Daniel Roediger, Keating Crown, Andrew Stroud, Daniel Hauber and Chris Haunss for their tireless efforts to making this day a success. We would also like to thank Alison Haunss and the News Channel 11 team, Scott Rosenzweig and Matt Zash from the Lax Hut for their sponsorship and tee-shirts, Joey Horrowitz, Mary McHugh, The Regan Family, The Hotarek Family, Bob Petersen, Bob Smith and all of the other volunteers who helped make this day so special.

 

Please be on the look out for details of the 3rd annual “A Run Down Hero Highway!”

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Second Annual Golf Outing

 

On September 18th, the Lead the Way Fund held its Second Annual Golf Outing and Dinner. The purpose of the day was to raise funds in support of Army Rangers and their families, to show gratitude for their many sacrifices and to generate awareness of the emotional, physical and financial challenges many of these military families face as a result of their service to our country. Participants enjoyed a round of golf on one of three beautiful courses, Plandome Country Club, Sands Point Golf Club and Wheatley Hills Golf Club. They were later treated to an evening of cocktails and dinner at Plandome Country Club, which included amazing live and silent auctions.

 

 

In addition to the Fund’s Board of Directors and over 400 participants, honored guests in attendance included Gen. William “Buck” Kernan, retired 4-Star General who has served both as former Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (SACLANT) and former Commander in Chief, U.S. Joint Forces Command; Mr. James Lorraine, Director, USSOCOM Care Coalition; Medal of Honor Recipient and member of the Ranger Hall of Fame, U.S. Army Ranger, Paul Bucha and uniformed U.S. Army Rangers from 1st Battalion (1/75) – Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia.

 

 

Guests had the opportunity to talk with the Rangers, learn more about them and thank them personally for all they have done and continue to do in the name of freedom. The day was a wonderful success in every respect, and was an important and meaningful way for the community to honor the memory of Sgt. James J. Regan, a lifelong resident of Manhasset who was killed in Iraq in 2007.

 

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Lacrosse Day of Champions

About 6,500 Attended From Early Morning Until the Last Firework Faded in the Sky

 

The Lead The Way Fund Lacrosse Day of Champions was an extraordinary day in a town that rightfully prides itself on its extraordinary lacrosse legacy. On Saturday, April 19, Manhasset hosted the first ever Lead The Way Lacrosse Day of Champions fundraiser, established in honor of its local resident, U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. James “Jimmy” Regan, who was killed in Iraq by a roadside bomb in February, 2007.

 

 

To honor Jimmy’s sacrifice his family established The Lead The Way Fund 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 Lead The Way Fund helps ease the financial burdens faced by the soldiers and their families and provides medical needs, flying a wife to be at her husband’s hospital bedside during recovery, or fill the “gaps” that the Army and other services do not cover.

 

 

The other sponsor and benefactor of this great day was the newly established Indians Rock Community Foundation which is raising money to help build, repair and beautify the community sports facilities for the community.

 

 

Hosting a lacrosse event seemed like a natural idea as Regan was an All American high school lacrosse star at Chaminade and a Duke letterman from 1999-2002. In the course of his Duke playing days he earned the Academic ACC Award and ACC All Tournament honors by scoring four goals and two assists during the NCAA championship game.

 

 

A battalion of volunteers organized the day in a way that the visiting Army officers must have found impressive. With about 6,500 in attendance from early in the morning until after the last firework streaked across the sky, the day was flawless in execution.

 

 

When six United States Special Operations Command Black Daggers and two US 75th Regiment Army Rangers waltzed down from the sky, red jet streams following their graceful descent, to perfect landings on the field, it was a clear signal that this was no ordinary day.

 

 

Between games Regan’s parents, Jim and Mary, along with his sisters, Maribeth, Colleen and Michaela and Sgt. Jimmy Regan’s fiancée, Mary McHugh, took the field to thank the crowd and volunteers for their amazing support. “This is a day we know Jimmy would have loved,” Regan, Sr. told the crowd. “There is a lot of pride amid the sadness.”

 

 

Lacrosse fans were treated to an amazing line-up of games featuring fired-up players who treated each event like a championship game. The day kicked off with the Manhasset 8th grade girls and boys travel teams each playing in a mini tournament.

 

 

Cheers could be heard up and down Plandome Road when number one ranked Duke entered Ed Walsh Stadium. Moments later more cheers erupted when number 8th ranked Army entered with their black and gold helmets gleaming. This was not just another NCAA exhibition game; this was Jimmy Regan’s alma mater, Duke, playing his Army alma mater. Other than the Duke or Army alumni many Manhasset residents found themselves unsure of which of Regan’s teams they should root for, so they cheered for both. After all, both teams were playing for Jimmy. With ESPNU broadcasting the game live, eventually Duke won the 10-6 match showcasing why they are ranked number one in scoring offense and number 6 in defense in the country.

 

 

Another Regan match-up was the game between the Manhasset Indians (ranked 3rd in the country) vs. the Chaminade Flyers, ranked 8th in the country. With what seemed an almost equal number of fans for both teams, Chaminade proved itself the better team that day, winning 11-5.

 

 

A highlight of the afternoon was the Manhasset Girl’s Varsity team playing St. Anthony’s. Regan’s youngest sister, Manhasset senior #10 Michaela Regan scored four goals and one assist, helping her team to a 14-11 victory on this extraordinary day of Manhasset lacrosse history.

 

 

As the sun set the New York Fire Department and the New York Police Department took the field and delighted the fans with their speed, power, and lacrosse prowess. The crowd was once again on its feet cheering for both teams, and the NYPD Finest won the contest.

 

 

Standing along the sidelines thoughts turned to the phrase from our national anthem, “And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air” and the ultimate price Sgt. Jimmy Regan paid for his country as fireworks streaked across an inky black sky and marked an end to this historic Manhasset event.

 

 

Both The Lead The Way Fund and the Indians Rock Community Foundation want to thank their volunteers who devoted their time and efforts to make the day a success. Very special and warm thanks also go to all Manhasset residents for their participation and patience during the day, The Town of North Hempstead, the Manhasset Park District, the Manhasset School Board, Manhasset School District Superintendent, Charlie Cardillo along with Manhasset High School Athletic Director, Carolyn Pagnano and the entire athletic office. Also instrumental in making the immense logistics of the day run smoothly was Manhasset School District Facilities Director, Armand Markarian, and his talented team of Joe Monda and Theresa Manieri.

 

 

The leaders of both organizations look forward to updating the community shortly with the financial success of the day.

 

 

The Lead The Way Lacrosse Day of Champions was an opportunity to honor one of Manhasset’s bravest sons, as well to celebrate with friends and extended Lacrosse family an extraordinary day of lacrosse and being together working toward the greater good.

 

LACROSSE TEAMS MOURN SOLDIER
CBS Evening News


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Ranger Morale Package Drive

 

In November 2007 The Lead The Way Fund teamed up with the community of Manhasset in organizing its third morale package drive for the US Army Rangers. Individuals, families, churches, businesses, schools and various local organizations throughout Manhasset and surrounding communities contributed plenty of the requested items which included snacks, toiletries, DVD’s, games, and lots of artwork and letters of support created by local students. On November 6th, LTWF held a “packing party” at Plandome Country Club and 117 packages stuffed with goodies were lovingly assembled and sent to soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in time for Thanksgiving.

 

 

As a result of this ongoing collaborative effort, nearly 250 morale packages have been sent to the Rangers since March 2007. These morale package drives provide to the grateful citizens of Manhasset a way to show their support and appreciation to our military while honoring the memory of Jimmy, their hometown hero, in a meaningful and significant way.

 

 

LTWF plans to sponsor its fourth morale package drive in March of 2008. To support us in this project or to find out how to plan a morale package drive in your community, contact us!

 

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Munsey Park Women’s Club Holiday Dinner Dance

 

On Saturday, December 1, 2007, the Munsey Park Women’s Club hosted its annual philanthropic dinner dance in honor of Jimmy Regan and to benefit the “Lead the Way Fund.” This well-attended holiday event drew over two hundred guests to the elegant North Hempstead County Club.

 

 

The evening was a success for the Fund, which was created in honor of Sgt. James J. Regan, a member of the U.S. Army Rangers, who was killed in action in the Iraq War, in February 2007. The amounts raised will go to aid Rangers and their families.

 

 

Manhasset residents, family and friends from near and far, including particularly, members of Jimmy’s military family of all ranks, were treated to a special night of reflection and celebration. The evening featured raffles, a sumptuous dinner and speeches by Jimmy’s father, James Regan, and by Colonel Gary Luck and General William F. Kernan (Ret.). The gala featured a live auction conducted by Munsey Park’s favorite auctioneer, Steve Corwen and dancing continued to well past midnight.

 

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First Annual Veterans’ Day Event: A Run Down Hero Highway

 

A few weeks before Veteran’s Day several of Jimmy’s Duke lacrosse teammates decided to remember Jimmy by having a run alongside the Westside Highway in Manhattan. The idea quickly evolved into the “Run Down Hero’s Highway” and on November 11th, over 400 people gathered to run 4 miles in memory of Jimmy and in support of the Lead the Way Fund. Jamie Brodsky, Keating Crown, Drew Stroud, Dan Hauber, and Daniel Roediger truly organized a wonderful event. As everyone arrived, they were given t-shirts and race numbers, #10, Jimmy’s number when he played at Duke. Everyone had been invited to participate in the most patriotic costume contest for the run and so we were joined by Uncle Sam, an American Eagle, and two Captain America’s, as well as several other red, white, and blue costumes. Before the run, Jim Regan addressed the crowd reminding everyone of the example Jimmy had set serving our country as well as the needs of the Rangers who continue to serve. Special thanks to Joey Horowitz as he played a very moving rendition of God Bless America and the race began. A few trailblazer’s led the way and everyone followed along the race route. The route traveled down the Hudson River Park, past Ground Zero with a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty. This hallowed ground of lower Manhattan on West St., affectionately deemed “Hero Highway” as many people used this rout to escape the 9/11 attack on our country. The youngest participant of the race was Jimmy’s four week old cousin, Molly Regan, traveling by stroller. Dan Hauber, one of the race organizers, must have run at least 8 miles as he continually doubled back to join different groups of runners in order to make sure everyone was having a fun time. Even more impressive, the previous weekend he completed the NYC marathon (also in memory of Jimmy.) After the race the crowd gathered for a group picture and then moved quickly out of the cold into the warmth of the Brass Monkey for breakfast and song with entertainment provided by Joey Horowitz. What a special day!

 

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First Annual Golf Outing

 

On Thursday, Sept. 13, the Lead The Way Fund held its inaugural golf outing at Plandome Country Club in Manhasset, North Hempstead Country Club and Sands Point Golf Club in Port Washington. Picturesque blue skies and warm breezes greeted volunteers, guests and more than 260 golfers as they converged on three beautiful courses to participate in what was to be a very special and memorable day. For some, it was a day to be outside and enjoy the terrific weather. For others, it was a chance to get out with buddies for a good round of golf; and for others it was an opportunity to entertain colleagues. But for everyone, it was, first and foremost, a way to show gratitude and support to our military, in particular, the US Army Rangers.

 

The Lead The Way Fund was established in memory of Sgt. James Regan, a lifelong resident of Manhasset, who was killed in Iraq on Feb. 9, 2007 while serving with the US Army Rangers. Its purpose is to provide assistance to Rangers and dependents of Rangers who have died, been disabled or who are currently serving in harm’s way around the world. Jim Regan, founder and president of the Lead The Way Fund, along with his family, the Hotarek family and some close friends, organized this event with the goal of raising money and awareness of the fund. He also viewed it as a great way to gather friends, neighbors and colleagues to honor the Army Rangers, and to celebrate the life of his son.

 

After the tournament, the festivities continued at Plandome Country Club where more than 450 people gathered for cocktails, dinner and both silent and live auctions. Highlights of the evening included rousing and inspirational speeches by honored guests—retired Four Star General Bryan Douglas Brown who is the former commander of Special Operations Command, U.S. Government and Jim Lorraine, who is the director of the U.S. Special Operations Care Coalition. An Army Ranger video showed the elite soldiers “in action,” and auctioneer Donny Ross skillfully fueled the flames of the bidding war among the many eager participants during the live auction.

 

 

Throughout the evening there were repeated comments and discussions between attendees regarding the timeliness of such an event and its proximity to the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, which so profoundly affected the community of Manhasset. “I think it’s just really appropriate that we’re all gathered here for a cause like this the same week as September 11,” said one participant. “A lot of people in this town lost friends and loved ones that day and now the troops are over there fighting for us, so this gives us a chance to thank them and show that we understand why they’re over there.

 

 

The community’s unwavering enthusiasm and support for this cause was evident throughout the day, from the multitude of eager volunteers who assisted with every aspect of the day, to the many residents and local merchants who so generously donated supplies and gift items for auction. An emotional 10-minute standing ovation was given to the Army Rangers from Ft. Benning, GA who came to Long Island to participate in the day and to honor Sgt. Regan. In its kick-off fundraising event, the funds raised for the Lead The Way Fund surpassed everyone’s loftiest hopes and expectations. One hundred percent of the money raised will go directly toward helping U.S. Army Rangers and their families. Toward the end of the evening, Mary Regan, Jimmy Regan’s mother, summed up the all-around success of the day when she said, “It was just a perfect day from start to finish. I know Jimmy was smiling down on all of us.”

 

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