From press releases
The United States Marine Corps, in partnership with the Nassau County Coaches Association, New York Lizards and Town of Glen Cove will host the inaugural Dan Daly Cup all-star lacrosse game at Glen Cove High School on Saturday, June 21 at noon.
The game will feature the top high school junior lacrosse players throughout Long Island, recognizing their superior achievement and building awareness of the legacy of Dan Daly.
Sergeant Major Dan Daly was a two-time Medal of Honor recipient during the early 1900s and is one of the Marines Corps’ most admired heroes. His legend and fighting spirit is respected to this day by Marines of all occupational specialties.
Glen Cove varsity lacrosse player Sean Peet is featured in the U.S. Marines poster that advertises the Daly Cup game. (Shown here at left.)
Daly was a native of Glen Cove.
“I invite everyone in our community to join the City Council and me for this wonderful event,” Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello said.
Events will begin at 9 a.m. with the rededication of the Sgt. Major Dan Daly monument in Monument Park. The ceremony will be attended by Barbara Ransweiler Harcourt, the Sgt Major’s great-grand-niece and her family, the 30-member Quantico Marine Corps band, 300 Marines, the Glen Cove High School Select Chorale, and dignitaries.
Following the ceremony at Monument Park, the Marines will parade down Dosoris Lane to the high school football field for the inaugural Sgt. Maj. Dan Daly Cup lacrosse tournament between the best Nassau and Suffolk high school junior boys lacrosse teams. The tournament is in partnership with the Glen Cove School District, the Nassau County Lacrosse Coaches Association, and the NY Lizards professional lacrosse organization.
Leading up to the Dan Daly Cup game, players and Glen Cove students will have the opportunity to participate in camps led by the Marine Corps that will include fitness training, lacrosse skills training and character-building exercises, as well as discussions about Daly and what his contributions mean to present-day Marines.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the Glen Cove School District,” said Glen Cove Superintendent of Schools Maria Rianna. “These organizations coming together have brought a real sense of community to this event. We are proud to have been selected to host some of the most talented lacrosse players on the Island. Most importantly, this is an opportunity to show our students what character and leadership are all about, as we bring them together with members of the Marine Corps and honor a true Glen Cove hero in Sgt. Maj. Dan Daly.”
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