The city of Syracuse is welcoming a brand new football organization as the Syracuse Strong will be entering their inaugural season as a minor league football team. The Syracuse Strong is a non-profit football organization that prides themselves on excellence, commitment and dedication.
The Strong will compete in the Empire Football League, which was established in 1969 and consists of several teams from New York State and the northeast corridor.
The goal of the Syracuse Strong is to bring fans entertainment with thrilling football, but more importantly bring the people of Syracuse together to support this new and exciting team.
Minor league football has been around Syracuse for over 30 years, but the Strong will set themselves apart from others with their community involvement, such as youth mentoring programs.
Throughout the season, there will be multiple opportunities for fans of all ages to interact with the team. There will be three Strong Kids Football Camps spread throughout the season, ranging from preseason to in-season bye weeks at various high school locations to help make a change in our local community.
With over 60 participants of players, coaches and staff, Syracuse will provide Central New York with a new wave of football. The Strong are owned by ex-NFL player Leroy Collins and Chris Gorman, who has over 20 years of coaching experience.
The home opener for the Syracuse Strong is on July 18 at 7 p.m. against the Glove Cities Colonials at Nottingham High School Athletic Complex. This will be a fun-filled night that will be more than just a game.
This exciting brand will spread throughout the area with your support. The Syracuse Strong is a non-profit organization that is looking to help Syracuse improve on being one of the best sports cities in the country. With your help and support, we can make this happen.
Our mission is to win and to win with class.
We Are Syracuse Strong, We Are Stronger Together!
For more information about the team, sponsorships or in-kind donations for the non-profit organization, contact owner Leroy Collins at [email protected] or at (315) 254-4799.
Written by: Eric Belair, director of sports information – Syracuse Strong (315) 532-2490.