HC Men’s Soccer to Participate in Passback Program

Release Date:
October 4, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – On Saturday, October 7th the Hilbert College men’s soccer program will participate in the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Passback Program prior to the Hawks home game against Frostburg State. The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) match-up will start at 3:00 pm on the soccer field adjacent to the Hafner Recreation Center on campus.

The Passback Program is a joint effort between the U.S. Soccer Foundation, Eurosport and Major League Soccer to help meet the soccer uniform and equipment needs of all communities, regardless of income, gender or location. Since its inception, the program has grown enormously and thousands of pieces of equipment have been collected and distributed to schools, clubs and youth organizations across the nation.

2005 was a monumental year for Passback, in which over 76,000 pieces of equipment were distributed.

Anyone willing to donate previously used soccer equipment is encouraged to bring it to the Hafner Recreation Center between 1:00 and 2:00 pm on Saturday. The Hawks will be presenting all donations to the Delaware Soccer Club of Buffalo.

For more information please visit the official Passback website at or contact Hilbert College assistant men’s soccer coach Tim Kronenwetter at (716) 430-7808.

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.