Join us for a very special opening day ceremony this year, taking place on June 6 at 4:00 pm at the Carrier Park. We are celebrating our World Series games happening in August, and opening day will kick off a fundraising campaign for the Carrier Park Superfield. The fundraising goal is to be able to construct a "super field" at Carrier Park big enough to hold 6 baseball games at the same time, with two jumbotron screens. The completion of the Carrier Park “Superfield” would not only allow all 230 Challenger players and their teams to play at one fully integrated site for the first time, but in addition, the “Superfield” would enable Carrier Park to host a number of huge baseball, softball, and other tournaments that would draw thousands of athletes from the entire State of New York, the east coast of the United States and Canada.
To celebrate the opening day, we will have international recording artist Stephen Page singing the National Anthem and Kayla McKeon, Former Challenger Player and Co-Creator of Mattle’s new Barbie delivering the keynote. The largest private donations ever pledged will be announced by the Lobdell and Lally Families with additional celebrity supporters speaking and in the stands. The entire family is encouraged to attend and be a part of this momentous occasion. Plus we will be introducing our two teams headed to the World Series in Williamsport.
For those of you who would like to help Carrier Park Go The Distance and raise funds towards our Superfield goal please become an early supporter and visit and share our GoFundMe link.
WILLIAMSPORT PA- LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES CHALLENGER DIVISION
August 25th - 4 PM- First Ever - World Series Challenger Senior Exhibition Game - Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA
August 26th -10:30AM - LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES TELEVISED GAME Syracuse vs. Lancaster - available on ESPN and the ESPN app.
June 14th - Chipotle Fundraiser - 4:00pm – 8:00pm
August 9th - Party In the Square with Challenger Baseball.
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 of 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 cheers ring out from the fun happening on the fields.
The season runs from June 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, and 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 1980s 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 over 200 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.
Junior and Senior Fields
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Mail donations to: Syracuse Challenger Baseball, 6392 Carson Dr, East Syracuse, NY 13057