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Lead The Way Fund’s Lacrosse Day For Heroes

On Saturday, April 28, the Lead The Way Fund will host its annual Lead The Way Lacrosse Day For Heroes “Regs Rock” game at Chaminade High School in Mineola. The Lead The Way Lacrosse Day For Heroes is a two-game shootout between the country’s best high school lacrosse teams, the Chaminade Flyers vs. the Manhasset Indians. The one day event, which last year attracted over 2,000 spectators, recognizes past and present protectors of the flag and honors the life of local hero Sgt. James J. Regan (CHS ‘98), who was killed in action while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment soldiers. And 100 percent of the proceeds from the day will go directly to the Lead The Way Fund.

Funds raised by Lead The Way are directed to 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. “Our Ranger assistance programs provide services that are vital to Rangers’ and their families’ well-being, beyond what the government can offer,” says Jim Regan, chairman/CEO. In addition to financial aid and wellness programs the Lead The Way Fund also provides hospital beds and special vehicles for wounded Rangers; travel expenses for family members visiting hospitalized loved ones; and supports many other morale-boosting efforts.

The gates at Chaminade High School’s Ott Field will open at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m. the Chaminade Flyers and Manhasset Indians Junior Varsity teams will face off against each other. The main event featuring the Chaminade Flyers and the Manhasset Indians Varsity Lacrosse teams will take place at 1 p.m. Following the game, the winning teams will be awarded the “Regs Rock” trophy. All tickets will be available at the gate the day of the event. Suggested donation to Lead The Way Fund is $10 for adults 18 and over and $5 for children over the age of 12.

For further details about the event please visit www.leadthewayfund.org or their Ranger Lead The Way Fund page on Facebook.

News

Negotiations are currently underway between the Village of Farmingdale and members of the local CSEA labor union. After a closed door executive session meeting, on Jan. 6, village trustees met with members of the labor counsel to iron out terms of a new contract proposal, which they said will hopefully meet the fancy of union leaders. 

 

“We have sent our proposals out there,” said Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, “we are just waiting for the CSEA membership to approve it.”

A new Child Care Centerfor children ages eight weeks through Pre-K—opened at Farmingdale State College this week, which will be open to the community and the college campus. 

 

“The College owes a great deal of thanks to everyone involved in this project,” said Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen. “This center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our students, faculty and staff.

Especially for our students, the availability of quality child care can determine whether or not they are able to complete their education.”


Sports

On Saturday, November 9, the MHS Girls Swim Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships. After a strong preliminary performance on Friday, the girls had their sights set on swimming even faster on Saturday at the finals. On Friday, Manhasset qualified 14 individual swims in the top 10 and all three relays. The team also had an additional 7 swims in the consolation finals (places 11-20). On Saturday, the top 20 individuals and relays compete in each event, all finishers scoring points towards their team total.

In the championship’s opening event, the 200 yd. medley relay team from Manhasset set the tone for what turned out to be a historic day in Manhasset Girls Swimming. The relay team of Grace Kenlon, Allegra Sodi, Megan Smith and Meredith Johnson finished third and set a new school record time of 1:51.96, also qualifying for the New York State Championships.

Second at Counties, State Quals as Weilep Qualifies for State Meet

The Indians' regular season came to a close recently, but not before the boys locked up several more post-season honors to complete a highly successful campaign that brought an undefeated season as well as Division and Conference Championships. Manhasset headed into the post-season with high aspirations and battled it out with rival Wantagh High School for two weekends in a row—at both the Class Country Championships and the State Qualification race—coming up just short on both occasions, but achieving many milestones along the way.


Calendar

Champions for Charity

Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, December 6



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