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Lax legends Cohen, Metzger to be honored with art exhibit at National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Thursday, 7th February 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, Posted 2/7/13
From Press Release

The sport of lacrosse will be the focus of attention this April at the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (74 Hauppauge Road, Commack) as two greats will be honored and an art exhibit on lacrosse will be on display.

The honorees at the April 21 event:

BRUCE COHEN – Cornell attackman will be inducted. A three-time All-America selection he was also a three-time All-Ivy pick; Cohen led the Ivies in scoring all three of his varsity seasons. Bruce was a veteran club player for Long Island Lacrosse Club and The NYAC and was named to the U.S. Club Lacrosse Association’s All-Club Team nine times in his ten year club career. In ’74, Cohen was selected to the U.S. Team which successfully defended its World Championship in Australia. Bruce is a 1989 inductee into The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

JAMES METZGER – The George Young Award recipient, which is given to that person in sports (who need not be Jewish), who best exemplifies the high ideals of the late N.Y. (Football) Giants General Manager George Young. Jim Metzger is Chairman and CEO of the Whitmore Group, Ltd., a leading insurance brokerage on Long Island that he founded in 1989. An alumnus of Hofstra University (1983), and Half Hollows Hills H.S., Jim was an outstanding athlete who set records for both schools. He won the Ray Enners Awards as outstanding lacrosse player in Suffolk County in 1977. Jim played for the Hofstra lacrosse team from 1979-1980 and was named to the 1980 USILA Division I All-America team in his sophomore season.

“THE ART OF LACROSSE” exhibit is composed of paintings, sculptures, lithographs and photographs of lacrosse, including its history as the oldest team sport in the country. The exhibit will be at The Suffolk Y JCC, home of the Hall of Fame, from April 1 – may 31, 2013, and is available free of charge to the public the hours the Suffolk Y JCC is open.

Among the inductees on April 21 will be Aly Raisman, Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast. The induction ceremony will begin at 10:30a.m., and is open to the public. Admission is $10.00/person, children and seniors are free. For more information, please call (631) 462-9800, ext. 119 or 125.


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