Genesee Community College’s Men’s Soccer alumni are lacing up their boots for an exciting, first-ever alumni soccer match scheduled October 24, 2009 at 3:00 PM. This is the first time the Men’s Soccer alumni will get together to play each other and kick-off the new all-weather soccer field at the Batavia Campus. Players are still needed to fill the rosters and all graduating years of Men’s Soccer are welcomed to suit up and play with their old teammates.
Organized by Men’s Soccer assistant coach Jim Cody, players will be arranged into two teams according to graduating years. Odd graduating years will play even graduating years. During the game, cider and doughnut refreshments will be provided by Genesee’s Alumni Office. Tee shirts will also be provided to those participating in the match. Prior to the alumni game, the current Men’s Soccer team will play Cayuga Community College at 1:00PM.
“We hope to make this an annual event,” Cody said. “We already have alumni signed up that graduated over 25 years ago! We really want to get young and old players back to campus to celebrate the new field and hopefully in the future expand this event to include the women’s teams.”
Following the alumni game, players as well as friends, families and spectators are welcomed to a gathering at O’Lacy’s Irish Pub in Batavia to celebrate, meet old friends and reminisce about years past.
To play in Genesee’s inaugural alumni soccer game, you must register by October 1, 2009 by going to: www.genesee.edu/AlumniSoccer. This event is free, and the general public is invited to participate as spectators. For more information, please contact Jim Cody at 585-343-0055 ext. 6670.