Syracuse Challenger Baseball is one of the oldest and largest baseball leagues for adults and children with disabilities. Our fields are like a “Field of Dreams” where everyone, regardless of age or ability has the opportunity to create friendships around the team sport of baseball. Watching a Syracuse Challenger Baseball game is a magical experience where all worries melt away and the joy being part of a team fills the air. New parents find the veterans and start conversations about parenting, uniforms and what they are feeding their kids for dinner. All this happens while laughter and cheering ring out from the fun happening on the fields.
The season runs May through July. For our junior and adult leagues, the teams play for fun. There is no score during the games. Plus strikes, walks and outs are not counted. The game lets every player get to bat and make a hit. When everyone has batted, the next team has a turn at the plate. Parents, coaches, family members, friends are all encouraged to assist with batting, fielding, running and throwing as necessary. The league prides itself on good sportsmanship and cheering every player to do their best. The senior league plays at a higher skill level where players play the field and are ready to chase line drives or even home runs.
The Syracuse Challenger league was started in the 1980’s by parents in Eastwood and because of their commitment and the vision of those that have managed the league since then, the league has grown to become the largest Challenger League in the US with close to 300 children and adults. Syracuse is proud that parents, volunteers and local businesses have continued to support our league and make it a model for other cities around the country.
Senior & Adult Fields = Roby Ave.
Junior Fields = Westwood Ave.
Let's all ROCK out into the weekend with our friend Parker Wall! Thanks Tracy Andrews Wall for letting us share this great video! #challengersrock
What does the Mattydale schedule look like BEFORE it is a webpage? Here it is.. keeping track of how many times each team plays each other, how many times it plays on each field and no two in a rows! It’s ready to see at...
SENIOR PLAYERS: If you are returning for the 2019 Season and you are a Yankee or a Met player, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjlKhnZp6WGSa3UaP_8U8ldKepoyY8nyTfviMddV-gDoDfsg/viewform
ADULT RETURNING PLAYERS: If you are an adult "tie dye" player please let us know if you are coming back for the 2019 season by filling out this form! Can't wait to see everyone! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOjhKefmcf_Y1MWmIintZdItsTEZPsCfP6faHBpvxz8hoCgw/viewform
COACHES & VOLUNTEERS: Emails were just sent out to everyone. If you are returning for the 2019 Season, please fill out this form! It is going to be an exciting year! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdktzWvkEoW5slXymaFKOvuEkxh7ssDyexpFjb2Bh1ceAue8Q/viewform
We know there is snow on the way ⛄️ ❄️ but we’re thinking about baseball gloves, bats and sneakers!! Thank you to Dick’s for sponsoring Little League nationally and our own District 8. They’d like to share this coupon with all of our families. Coupon...
UPDATE: Jordyn Kravec asked if I could post her youtube.com video so she could get more likes! Nice social media work Jordyn. If you have a youtube account please like Jordyn's video! -- So proud of our Senior Mets player Jordyn Kravec and her amazing...
2019 IMPORTANT DATES:
OPENING DAY: Thursday, May 30th (Memorial Day is that Monday)
LITTLE LEAGUE NIGHT NBT STADIUM: June 15th (Meetup at 5:30 to the left of the front steps)
FINAL GAME: Thursday, July 25th (No games on July 2nd or 4th)
Well folks its happening CHALLENGER BASKETBALL! Not sure what to expect except a lot of fun for the participants. We will get together and have open gym on Monday March 11th. at 5:45. We will play at the Syracuse Boys & Girls Club on 2100...
2019 RETURNING PLAYERS: Welcome to the 2019 Syracuse Challenger Baseball Season! If you are a returning JUNIOR player (under the age of 15 years old) please sign up for the 2019 season using this form. If you are older than 15, already on an adult...
The people of the Gem Diner are so generous to our Challenger family. Here is the box of change we deposited today and the bills too!! Close to $500 donated thanks to this beautiful photo collage that is on the wall of their dining room....
Check out our Executive Director Dom Cambareri singing the National Anthem at last nights Syracuse Crunch game. As always, Dom did an awesome job!
Happy Birthday to our leader, Dom Cambareri! He's not on Facebook but I know he would love seeing this throwback video of our league in 2008. Congrats Dom on "Going The Distance!" Hope you have a very happy birthday!
Taylor Perkins is recruiting at the CBA Volunteer Fair!
We are sending a huge THANK YOU to the Lockheed Martin Employees’ Federated Fund for their very generous $3,000 donation to Syracuse Challenger Baseball!!