SYRACUSE, N.Y. — For the fifth year in a row, the Syracuse Spartans are working to strikeout ALS and raise money for the ALS Association of Upstate New York. The Spartans have done an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and are working with the rest of the teams in the New York Collegiate Baseball League to Strikeout ALS.
The fundraising started with an exhibition game between the Syracuse Spartans and the Syracuse Salt Cats on July 4th. The Spartans won the seven-inning contest 9-1 and participated in their Ice Bucket Challenge afterwards. All ticket revenue from the exhibition game went towards the Strikeout ALS goal as the Spartans and Salt Cats together raised just under $500 during the game.
The Spartans challenged members from the Syracuse Salt Cats, Cortland Crush, the Hornell Dodgers, and the NYCBL Front Office to do an Ice Bucket Challenge. The Spartans players and staff challenged family and friends as well in order to raise money for the ALS Association of Upstate New York.
So far the Spartans have raised over $2000 for the ALS Association of Upstate New York and will continue to accept donations via the link tinyurl.com/strikeoutALS21. The fundraising will be complete on Sunday, July 11 at 11:59 p.m.
Check out some of the media coverage below!
Happy 4th of July!
On the anniversary of Lou Gehrig's speech and on the nation's birthday, baseball gives back. pic.twitter.com/hFsqkQnbNz
— Niko Tamurian (@NikoTamurian) July 4, 2021
— Syracuse Spartans (@NYCBL_Spartans) July 5, 2021