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Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund & Jared Allen’s Home 4 Wounded Warriors Collaborate on SFC Cory Remsburg’s Home
ARMY RANGER LEAD THE WAY FUND AND JARED ALLEN’S HOMES FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP
TO PROVIDE A BRAND NEW, HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE HOME TO LOCAL WOUNDED WAR VETERAN
Phoenix, AZ., Tuesday, May 20, 2014 – Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund and Five-Time NFL Pro Bowler, Jared Allen, and Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors are excited to announce their recent collaboration effort to purchase, remodel and donate a handicap accessible home in Gilbert, Arizona to local wounded war veteran, Army Ranger, Sergeant First Class (SFC) Cory Remsburg. Since 2007, Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund has been dedicated to assisting our active duty & wounded elite Special Operations U.S. Army Rangers, and the families of Rangers who have been killed, with health, wellness and other financial aid programs beyond what the Government and Veterans Affairs are able to offer. The Fund has been supporting SFC Remsburg and his family since he sustained his life altering injuries in 2009.
Modifications to the home will be completed by, Veteran-owned, Peak One Builders and Restoration. Adaptations will include: widening of all doorways, installation of all new appliances and fixtures in the bathrooms and kitchens and as well as new flooring. The house will also include a large gym for Cory’s extensive rehab; a guest home for Cory’s live-in caregiver; an automated home control system; and a wheel-in pool for underwater rehabilitation with a therapeutic jacuzzi.
Additional financial contributions to this project were made by Ride 430, an annual 430 mile charity bicycle ride which is operated by The Free Wheel Foundation. For more information visit http://www.ride430.com
“When we were introduced to Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors we knew immediately that collaborating with them to purchase and modify this home for Cory was going to be a good partnership. Working together has given us the ability to make the assets we have available through our Wounded Ranger Recovery Program to go much further, stated James P. Regan, Chairman & CEO. “Cory is an extraordinary young man. Having seen how far he has come through his recovery and rehabilitation efforts, it is an honor to purchase this home for him and help him regain some of the independence he has longed for. With several other Rangers in the queue for homes, and in need of our assistance, we look forward to working with Jared Allen’s team again on these future projects,” Regan added.
“I first heard Sgt First Class Cory Remsburg’s incredible story in 2013 and knew that he was someone we needed to assist. Through current supporters of my charity, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, we were able to reach out to The Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund who had been helping Remsburg out since his injury in 2009. We knew right away that this was a perfect partnership between our two organizations and together we could make a true positive impact in the life of another hero. We look forward to completing this home for Cory Remsburg and continuing to work with The Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund.”
– Jared Allen
ABOUT ARMY RANGER, CORY REMSBURG:
Army Ranger, Cory Remsburg, joined the Army when he was 18 years old. He went through rigorous and specialized training to become an elite Army Ranger, and was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan 10 times. He spent a total of 39 months in combat and was eventually promoted to be the leader of his company’s heavy weapons squad. On October 1, 2009, Remsburg and his platoon hit a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan and the immediate explosion nearly killed him. He was found face down in a pool of water with shrapnel lodged in his brain. Remsburg was in a coma for more than three months and after undergoing dozens of surgeries, he is still blind in his right eye and is partially paralyzed on his left side. After years of rehabilitation centers and hospitals, Remsburg now lives at home with a full-time caregiver in Phoenix, Arizona.
ABOUT RANGER LEAD THE WAY FUND:
Lead The Way Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organization established to raise funds in support of disabled U.S. Army Rangers and the families of Rangers who have died, been injured or are currently serving in harm’s way around the world. Lead The Way Fund, Inc. will provide spouses and children of deceased, disabled or active duty Rangers with assistance for health and wellness programs and other services determined to be vital to the family’s well-being, beyond what the government can offer. For more information please visit: https://www.leadthewayfund.org
ABOUT JARED ALLENS HOMES FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS:
Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors is a non-profit organization created for the sole purpose of raising money to build or modify homes for America’s injured Military Veterans. Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors was established in October of 2009 after NFL Star, Jared Allen returned home from a trip to the US Military Bases in the Middle East. Jared was moved by the commitment, dedication and sacrifices that our soldiers make every day to protect our freedom. It is Jared’s hope that this foundation will help make the lives of wounded vets a little bit easier.
For more information please visit: http://www.homesforwoundedwarriors.com
Wall Street Firm Pledges May Profits to Help Lead The Way
Mischler Financial Dedicates Memorial Day 2014 to Disabled US Army Rangers and Their Families
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. and STAMFORD, Conn., April 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mischler Financial Group (“MFG”), the securities industry’s oldest investment bank and institutional brokerage owned and operated by Service-Disabled Veterans announced that in recognition of the upcoming Memorial Day, the firm has pledged a minimum of 10% of the firm’s entire May profits to Lead The Way Fund, a nationwide organization dedicated to raising funds in support of disabled U.S. Army Rangers and the families of Rangers who have died or currently serving in harm’s way around the world.
According to Dean Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer of Mischler Financial Group, “We take great pride in our year round support of carefully-vetted, non-profit SDV organizations that fill a critical void and provide extra assistance to disabled veterans and their families. In observation of each Memorial Day and each Veteran’s Day, we make an additional pledge to groups that are exemplary in their dedication and support of SDV communities.”
Added Chamberlain, “Given that Rangers are typically the first on the ground to protect and defend American interests and the first to encounter casualties, often during stealth operations and missions that have had the greatest impact in support of U.S. Government policy, Lead The Way is indisputably an organization that compels our special recognition and financial support.”
About Lead The Way Fund, Inc.
Lead The Way Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organization established to raise funds in support of disabled U.S. Army Rangers and the families of Rangers who have died, have been injured or are currently serving in harm’s way around the world. Lead The Way Fund, Inc. will provide spouses and children of deceased, disabled or active duty Rangers with assistance for health and wellness programs and other services determined to be vital to the family’s well-being, beyond what the government can offer. The organization’s website is located at www.leadthewayfund.org.
About Mischler Financial Group
Headquartered in Newport Beach, California with regional offices in Stamford, CT, Boston, MA and Chicago, IL. Mischler Financial Group is a federally-certified minority broker-dealer and a Service-Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise that provides capital markets services, agency-only execution within the global equities and fixed income markets and asset management for liquid and alternative investment strategies. Clients of the firm include leading institutional investment managers, corporate and municipal treasurers, public plan sponsors, endowments, and foundations. The firm’s website is located at http://www.mischlerfinancial.com
For Additional Information: Dean Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer (203) 276-6646 Media Contact: Jay Berkman / The JLC Group 203.255.0034 www.thejlcgroup.com
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Lukacovic nails latest hat trick in 10-3 win over Manhasset.
- By Geoffrey Walter
- April 14, 2013
If you had told anyone what had happened on the back lacrosse field at Manhasset High School Saturday afternoon between Chaminade and the Indians, they probably would have said you were making it up or that it was scripted out of a Hollywood feel-good movie, too good to be true.
The Flyers took the 10-3 victory – that was believable and expected, given their dominance this year – but how they got there still makes the tale.
Before the season, senior attacker Ryan Lukacovic was awarded the No. 19 jersey based on a vote of his teammates, the same number Jimmy Regan, a Manhasset native, had worn as a member of the Flyers before going to Duke and winning a pair of ACC championships for the Blue Devils. Regan later became of the U.S. Army Rangers, the special forces division, only to lose his life in Iraq in February 2007 during his fourth tour of duty at the age of 26.
“We miss Jimmy dramatically, obviously, it’s something that you don’t get over, but you learn to deal with it,” said his father, James Sr. after the match.
“When you look back at it, what can I say – I lost my son. I don’t want to get into politics with you, I don’t want to do all that, but it’s terrible when you lose somebody like that.”
Regan, who is also a coach for the Flyers, started the “Lead the Way” fund to help families and discharged members of the Rangers and Chaminade and Manhasset play a non-league game each year that also acts as a fundraising event for the non-profit.
And there in the middle of it all was No. 19, fittingly scoring the first goal of the game. The three-year varsity player would go on to score another goal and another, notching his latest hat trick this season.
“Ryan shows a lot of poise out there, he’s going to be a tremendous player down at the University of Virginia,” Regan would say after handing back “Reg’s Rock” – the black-quartz trophy bestowed upon the winner of the annual game – to the Flyers, who now stand even with the Indians, having won it each three times.
“It’s great to get a win for him,” Lukacovic would say, his words vague enough to apply to either father or son.
Under Armour had also made sure that several Chaminade players dressed the part, sending star-spangled cleats to Tim Muller, Tom Zenker and John “Shoeless” McDaid in honor of Regan.
The sun even made a cameo appearance, parting the grey overcast in the fourth, a heavenly ovation for the Flyers as the clock wound down on another dominating performance.
“I definitely thought about it after it happened,” Lukacovic said after the win about opening the scoring. “It was definitely Jim looking down on me. I pointed to coach Regan so I just had a feeling Jimmy was definitely involved, that wasn’t just another goal.”
Or just another win.
All images courtesy of Geoff Walter
Lead The Way Fund Chairman & CEO Jim Regan, and President Bob Hotarek, appear on CNBC’s “Fast Money” to discuss our mission to provide support for the families of fallen and disabled Army Rangers.