Men's Basketball Opens November 6

Exhibition game - 7pm - followed by team social
Release Date:
October 23, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

On Friday November 6, the Hilbert College Hawks open the 2009-10 men’s basketball season at home with an exhibition game against Mohawk College of Canada at 7:00 p.m. Following the game, the team will host its fifth annual team social at Danny’s Buffalo Cuisine, located less than 5 minutes from campus at the corner of Abbott Road and Route 20A in Orchard Park. Families, friends, students, and other supporters of the Hawks are welcome to join the players and coaching staff from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. to celebrate the start of a new season.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for anyone under the age of 18. This includes admission to the game and post game party at Danny’s where a large space has been reserved. A Taste of Buffalo (beef on weck, chicken wings, ziti, salad and pop) will be served along with player introductions and a brief season preview from the coaching staff. Proceeds will benefit the men’s basketball program. Come meet the players and coaches as they look to make the 2009-10 season a success! 
For more information, please contact Hilbert College head coach men’s basketball coach Rob deGrandpre at 716-926-8803 or at You may also follow this LINK to print an informational form and submit it with your payment for the social event.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.