Ryan Shay

ND Club of Staten Island to Host Memorial Mass for Ryan Shay

Oct. 27, 2008

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame Club of Staten Island, along with Ryan Maxwell and other former Irish runners, will host a memorial Mass Saturday in memory of the late Ryan Shay.

Shay, a nine-time All-American with the Irish from 1997-2002, died unexpectedly a year ago, while competing at the U.S. Olympic marathon trials in New York City.

The Mass is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday at the Capodanno Chapel at Fort Wadsworth. A pasta dinner will follow at Farrell Hall at St. Peters Church on Staten Island.

A group of former Irish runners, including Ryan Maxwell, Sean Zanderson and Sean McManus, will run the NYC Marathon Sunday in honor of Shay.

For more information, contact Bob Griswold at bgris@aol.com or (718)667-4800 or Joe Delaney at (212)436-2904.