Dan Daly Cup LAX Game, Ceremony and Parade June 21

This Saturday, June 21 at 12 p.m., Glen Cove High School’s Maiden Field will host the inaugural Dan Daly Cup High School All-Star Lacrosse game, which honors the legacy of U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Dan Daly, a two-time Medal of Honor recipient.

Sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps, in partnership with the Nassau County Lacrosse Coaches Association, the New York Lizards professional lacrosse team, the City of Glen Cove and the Glen Cove School District, the game will feature 50 of Nassau and Suffolk’s elite high school lacrosse players, recognizing Long Island’s superior talent pool in the sport while building awareness of the legacy of Sgt. Maj. Daly.

GCHS lacrosse players Philip Grella and Sean Peet will represent Glen Cove in the game, along with their coach, Steve Tripp, who will be part of the coaching staff for the all-stars. Leading up to the Cup event, players from both the Nassau squad (Team Virtue) and Suffolk squad (Team Valor) participated in intense, military-style physical fitness warm-up drills led by local Marines at the Mitchel Field Athletic Complex in Uniondale. Marines also conducted seminars that instilled pride, emphasized teamwork and addressed community responsibility, including a cleanup of Glen Cove’s Big Ralph Park. Lizards coaches also shared their professional lacrosse expertise with members of both teams.
Earlier in the day on June 21, the City of Glen Cove and U.S. Marines will conduct a rededication ceremony of the current plaque bearing Sgt. Maj. Daly’s name, which is located at Glen Cove’s Monument Park. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., followed by a parade led by the U.S. Marine Corps Band that will proceed along Dosoris Lane, ending at GCHS. Additionally, the U.S. Marine Corps Band will perform at GCGS prior to the Daly Cup game (approximately 11:20 a.m.), as will the GCHS Select Choir.

A Glen Cove native, Sgt. Maj. Daly was a two-time Medal of Honor recipient during the early 1900s and is one of the Marine Corps’ most admired heroes. Marines of all occupational specialties respect his legend and fighting spirit to this day.

For more information, including photos and highlights, check out the Marine Corps NY Recruiting Station Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkMarines or go to http://www.dvidshub.net/feature/dandalycup#.U6MFx6ikats for additional content and video highlights. The public is invited to attend the rededication, parade and game. Residents are encouraged to come out and cheer on Philip, Sean and the rest of the student-athletes while honoring the legacy of a local and national hero.