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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Corey Hacker inducted into the Pop Warner Hall of Fame

Corey Hacker from Public Affairs was honored by the Springville-Griffith Institute this fall with induction into the Pop Warner Hall of Fame. Corey was recognized for athletic achievement. Corey was a member of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team from 1995 to 2003. During that time, Hacker competed in many World Cup competitions around the globe. He was crowned the 1998 Nor-Am Grand Prix Champion. In 2001, he was a member of the World Championship Team, where he placed fifth.

At Springville-Griffith Corey played defensive back. During his four years on the Griffins, the team went undefeated. He was awarded Division V All Western New York Defensive Back recognition in his senior year.

Now at the NFTA, Corey hasn’t completely left athletics behind. With his wife Kelly - former teammate on the U.S. Ski Team – he coaches the freestyle skiing program at HoliMont in Ellicottville. The FLITE Team (Focus Leads Individuals To Excellence) is designed to create character-building opportunities, through determination and a commitment to excellence. The Hackers have helped develop elite U.S. and Canadian Ski Team athletes.