Monday, April 21, 2008

Lacrosse Day of Champions Game honored Memory of Duke Player and Army Ranger

Duke University lacrosse players took the field Saturday in the hometown of one of their former stars, who became an Army Ranger and died in combat in Iraq.

The Lacrosse Day of Champions game between second-ranked Duke and eighth-ranked Army raised more than $150,000. The money will go to enhance Manhasset's community athletic facilities and to support dependents of U.S. Army Rangers.

A ceremony before the game honored the memory of Sgt. James John Regan, who helped the Duke lacrosse team win two conference championships between 1999 and 2002.

The Blue Devils also won this game, 10-6, and secured the top seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament...

Lead the Way Fund


Anonymous said...

Thank you Jimmy Regan!

I just stumbled across a re-run of the Chaminade at Manhassat Lacrosse game and just saw the story about a true United States War Hero! What a story. I live in Raleigh, NC just minutes from Duke University. I actually grew up In Raleigh, N.C. and graduated from North Carolina State University.

Jimmy's story is amazing and shows the unselfish actions of a true man! The story brought a tear to my eye and I am truly proud to have seen such a terrific story about a terrific person and the love of his family! I never heard of Jimmy Regan before today but I am truly touched by his story and like his sisters said, do not complain about life and take things as they come in the most mature way we can!

Thank you sir, Sgt. Jimmy Regan!!!
God bless you and the entire Regan family! My deepest sympathy goes out to you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Baldo. If not for you, I would not have seen this.

Had the privilege of attending Saturday's game. What a great day!

Debrah said...

How wonderful.

G/d bless you, Jimmy Regan.

May you soar in the heavens as you did here on this earth.