Syracuse Challenger Baseball is the oldest and largest baseball league for adults and children with disabilities in the world. Players from across Central New York have 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 get in on conversations about parenting, schools 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 as they 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.
We're sad to pass on that the OCL Gala has been canceled due to Covid-19. If you purchased tickets you can get a refund by calling Suzanne Militello at (315) 434-9597 Ext. 223. We're hoping to try again next year!
Congrats to our team sponsor and friend of the league @JJ Potrikus. Blink Fitness Is NOW OPEN in Liverpool and Onondaga! Our neighborhood clean and friendly gym is excited to launch a new Orange Membership for just $10 a month! With upgraded cleaning...
One of our oldest league sponsors is NALC 134. They have sponsored the red team for over 20 years. Let’s show them love when they are in trouble. They can use all of our voices to support our local letter carriers.
Coming up at 7pm tonite. Click on the link below for the youtube.com live show featuring Coach JJ, Dom Cambareri and one of our amazing players!
We’ll be live on youtube on Sunday at 7pm and check out our special guest star - one of our Challenger players!
START TIME IS 7PM! Our youtube link to Dom and JJ’s concert just went LIVE! Can’t wait to see you at 7pm tomorrow night for a great night of music!
Mark your calendar for this Sunday night! Coach JJ and Dom Cambareri will be putting on a LIVE concert on youtube. Will post the link soon! #syracusechallengers
Sending love and warm wishes to our Director Dom Cambareri. His dad passed away this week after a long illness. Services will be held at St. Matthews Church in East Syracuse on Friday at 11am. Please post virtual hugs and warm wishes and we will...
Sending love and best wishes to Purple team Coach and warrior mom Amy Dolloff who is moving with her family. Please post your thanks and appreciation for all she has done for our league. We will miss you Amy and Gabriel (and the hugs!). We...
HAPPY FATHERS DAY! To all our amazing dads, coaches and volunteers. Our league is strong because of your involvement and live. We hope you have a great day today! Here’s a video of the Red team vs Royal Blue “Good game” high fives! Great memories...
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