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Supporting the Game in Upstate N.Y.

Hall of Fame Class of 2002

Larry G. Abbott

Larry G. Abbott

Larry G. Abbott

Following a military career in the U.S. Navy, Larry came home to Syracuse and was introduced to the game of lacrosse by Roy Simmons, Sr. In 1952, Larry and several other lacrosse die-hards formed the Syracuse Lacrosse Club. Their mission was to preach the gospel of The Game and to convince area high schools that lacrosse should play a role in scholastic athletics. The fruits of the Club’s labors are enjoyed in nearly every school district in our region.

Larry was president of the Syracuse Lacrosse Club in 1965 when he received the Andrew Kirkpatrick Memorial Award. For many years he served on the Rules Committee, scheduled games, served as program chairman for the 24th annual North-South Game and helped select the MVP. He also served on the Bury The Hatchet Dinner committee.

Outside the world of lacrosse, Larry was involved in youth hockey, served on the Board of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Optimists Club and was a successful general contractor. His wife of fifty years, Dorothy, and Larry have three children and six grandchildren, all lacrosse players, naturally.

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