Syracuse Challenger Baseball: Welcome

Challenger Baseball welcomes all players with special needs

CHALLENGER YEARBOOK TONIGHT:  Our first ever Challenger yearbook night will be at Cici’s pizza in Cicero. Players can pick get them signed by other teammates. Since we are such a large league we are splitting the evening up into shifts:
 
5:00 - 5:30PM :  YELLOW, DARK GREEN, LIGHT BLUE AND ROYAL BLUE
5:30 to 6PM:  GREEN ORANGE GREY AND DARK BLUE
6 to 6:30PM:  RED PURPLE METS AND YANKEES

10 percent of the day’s proceeds will go to challenger baseball so please bring your family and come hungry!
 
We will also be offering a discount to families who would also like to go to Fun Junction between 5PM and 7PM. Please mention at the DESK that you are their with Challenger baseball and you will get the discount. Laser tag that night will be just for our kids – so if you want to try it out – Tuesday night is the night.  Laser tag can be purchased at $5 per person for 1 game or $13 per person for three games of tag. Also, during the evening Fun Junction Game Cards can be loaded with a 50% match from Fun Junction (spend $5 and get a $7.50 valued card for games). For the members of the league to get these discounts they will have to let the employee at the counter know they are with Challengers Baseball. The 50% game card match is only available at the front counter. The automated tellers can not and will not honor the 50% match on the cards.
 
DIRECTIONS TO CICI's PIZZA:  https://goo.gl/maps/kGpm0 
DIRECTIONS TO FUN JUNCTION:  https://goo.gl/maps/HAhcO 
 
2014 SEASON SIGN UP: To sign up your child email our player coordinator Sonya Miller at sonya.miller71@hotmail.com.  For other information contact Dee Perkins. Remember Challenger baseball is free for all participants. Starting age for Challenger Baseball is 5 years old. Players can play until their 21st birthday.

2014 OPENING DAY AND NEW SCHEDULE WITH FIELD ASSIGNMENTS:  Welcome to the new season of Challenger baseball.  Our opening day will be Tuesday June 3rd and final game will be July 17th at NBT Stadium.  The schedule can be found here

CHALLENGER FAMILY FUN DAY:  At the Field of Dreams site in East Syracuse on May 17th. For more information click here. Games! Raffles! Food! Plus live music by The Rhythm Method. Enjoy face painting, magic & balloons by Jason the Entertainer. Food provided by Tony’s Family Restaurant. Advance sale tickets: $15/adults; $5/under 12 under 5 free, $20.00 at the door. We're also looking for volunteers for the event to man the tables, bouncy house and cleanup. Please reach out to Jennifer Savastino if you can help out. 

ABOUT US: The Challenger Baseball program is an official Little League program under the auspices of the local District 8 Little League. We have 10 teams for all children and 2 Senior teams for children who want to experience a more difficult level of play. 250+ children play baseball with Challenger every summer. Our children have various special needs, physical handicaps and developmental delays. The ages range from 5 to 21 years of age. The purpose of the program is to allow all these wonderful kids to enjoy the game of baseball in a relaxed setting that is supervised by coaches and parents. 

GAMES: Each Syracuse Challenger game consists of two innings. All children bat in their respective half of the inning (no score is kept nor are any strikes, walks or outs). Parents, coaches, family members, friends, all help out and are encouraged to assist the children with batting, fielding, running and throwing as necessary. The children are taught good sportsmanship and very basic fundamentals of the game. Every child hits, runs and scores!  

WHAT DO YOU NEED?  Each child receives a jersey and a hat with his team's colors and logo. There is plenty of equipment (bats, balls, helmets, gloves, bases, etc.) for the children to use, but the children may bring their own gloves and bats if they have them.

NO FEES, JUST FUN, FUN, FUN!!! There are no fees to enroll in Challenger baseball. All that is required is a willing children and family to come out and enjoy America's pastime sport with the child's peers in a wonderful summertime setting. 

FIELD OF DREAMS: Please check out all the information on our Field of Dreams fundraising at http://www.challengerfieldofdreams.org

FACEBOOK LINK:  Check us out on FACEBOOK!

SAVE YOUR HATS AND UNIFORMS: Parents, please save your child’s customized uniform jersey to wear next season. 

PHOTOS and SLIDESHOWS FROM PAST SEASONS

2010:  Slideshow of our Player of the Year 2010 Matt Yaciuk!  Photos from Eric Caballeroin his photo gallery.  

2007 PHOTOS 2007 SLIDESHOW  2007 Challenger Preview Slideshow 

 
 

2006 Photos. 2006 Banquet Slideshow 2006 Opening Day parade photos

2005 Photos

2005 SLIDESHOWS: Red Orange Green Royal Blue Navy Light Blue Coaches

2004 SLIDESHOW 2004 PHOTOS

If you would like to sign up your child email our player coordinator Sonya Miller at sonya.miller71@hotmail.com.

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