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 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