Published on August 23rd, 2009 | by Staples Soccer0
Top Of The Hill Team Opens ’09 Membership Drive; Announces Establishment Of Preston Hirten ’07 Scholarship Fund
Charter members of the 2009 Top of the Hill Team — and all prospective new members — are asked to considering renewing or joining the Top of the Hill Team, Staples boys soccer’s booster organization. Renewal letters went out this week. Non-members — and of course current members — can click here to find out more information.
“The economic headwinds have spared very few in our community, and have unfortunately had an impact on the school budgets and placed an even greater importance on booster funding,” said president Wynne Bohonnon P’08, and the group’s executive board, as they seek continued and new member support.
The Top of the Hill Team’s major project in the coming year is the establishment of a fund honoring Preston Hirten ’07. A substantial contribution — and logistical help — from the Top of the Hill Team will ensure that Preston’s memory lives on, in the form of major aid to deserving players.
Last year the Top of the Hill Team purchased hi-def video equipment to facilitate training and aid players in their college search; bought new uniforms; added a technical trainer; provided buses for Superfans to travel to the state semi-final game; outfitted members and fans with logo wear, and paid for winter facility fees and referees for the summer league. The organization also rewarded varsity players with shirts and patches to commemorate their FCIAC championship.
This season the group will continue to provide many of the same enhancements, including new long-sleeve uniforms for night and late-season games, the rebuilding of the kickboard and equipment storage unit, and reconditioning the terrace seating. Potential field improvements and renovations to Loeffler Field are also being considered. The enhancements to date have helped create a sense of pride, purpose and anticipation throughout the program.