Basketball Leads Hawks Against Hunger

Release Date:
November 29, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

From November 15 through November 17th, the Hilbert College men’s basketball team took on an opponent our society has been forced to compete with for far too long. 

“Hawks Against Hunger” was the team’s community service project designed to raise money, and awareness towards hunger. Through the coordination with the Buffalo City Mission, every $1.98 raised at Hilbert will provide a warm meal, and hope, to someone less fortunate than many of us. 

On behalf of the men’s basketball team, captains Dan McFarland, CJ Hodge, and Isaac Bushey (in photo above) were happy to present a check to Sue Cervi, Director of Volunteers from the Buffalo City Mission’s Tupper Street location. Thanks to this recent fundraising effort, 60 warm meals will now be provided this holiday season. 

For anyone looking to assist the Buffalo City Mission, please visit their website at  

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.