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Market 32 Niskayuna Grand Opening!

Six months after the Shop Rite location on Nott Street in Niskayuna closed its doors, Market 32 is set to open at the same site on Friday, June 14. This is one of four stores that will be opening this day at 8 a.m. with ribbon cutting ceremonies scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at each location.

The Niskayuna location will host a "Home Run Celebration" from 3-5 p.m. on June 14 featuring free food, drinks, and live music. On June 14-15, shoppers at all four new locations will receive 5% savings off their grocery purchases, with Price Chopper to donate 5% of sales to from the respective locations to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY.

Proceeds from the first two days of sales from the Niskayuna location will benefit the Niskayuna Baseball League. Along with this generous donation, we have an opportunity to table and hand out information with Niskayuna Baseball League on Sunday, June 16.

We have most time slots covered, but are looking for a couple of coaches/parents/players that could help out during the 11-1 time slot on Sunday. You will be at a table, and we will provide handouts. If you can lend a hand, please reach out to Pete McHenry, our VP of Sponsorships at pmchenry@spragueenergy.com.

Jack the Warrior

April 2024 update: On March 20, Jack hit day +100 post-stem cell transplant - and in the stem cell transplant world, this is a very significant day. Since his progress continues to be positive, Jack has been cleared to play baseball! Most kids do not go back to playing sports for a year post transplant, but his doctors recognize the importance of sports for Jack, and based on how he is doing and his blood counts, they have given him the green light. We are so excited to see Jack back on the field this spring!

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Fall 2023: Our heart breaks to share the difficult news that Jack Salinetti, a member of our 10U Travel Baseball team, recently relapsed and is battling AML leukemia for a second time. Jack is already back at Boston Children's Hospital and has started treatment. While he has another tough road ahead, we know "Jack the Warrior" will kick cancer's butt again!

Many have asked, how can we help? There are currently a couple of different fundraising initiatives that benefit the family directly.

Below is a link to the GoFundMe Me page, which also shares updates that his parents, Laura and Joe, provide.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-jack-the-warrior-battle-aml-leukemia

Jack, a 4th grader at Birchwood Elementary, plays a variety of sports in Niskayuna including tackle football, lacrosse, and baseball.

Please keep Jack, his sister Emma, and his parents Joe and Laura in your thoughts while they navigate through AML Leukemia a second time.


12U Competes at the Ripken Experience in Aberdeen, MD

The Niskayuna 12U team competed at the Ripken Experience in Aberdeen, MD earlier this month. It was a special trip, as this is the last time they played together as a full team since forming at the 8U level. To say it was a memorable trip would be an understatement, as it was chocked full of individual and group memories. 

This was the largest tournament they have competed (18 teams), and competition was the strongest they have ever seen. The boys performed well under pressure, particularly in bracket play winning their last two games to keep advancing. 

It was a full trip, including Orioles and Ironbird games, a visit to inner harbor, whiffle ball, and pool time! We hope that future Nisky teams will venture to MD to enjoy the Experience. 


2023 Rec Season Champions

  • Double A
  • Triple A
  • Majors

Closing Ceremony Highlights

Thank you to everyone who came out for our closing ceremonies - it was so fun to recognize all of our players, coaches, families, and sponsors! Check out the photos from the event below.  It was a great season - see you all next year!


2023 Recreation Season Photos


Majors Division Skills Competition

Thank you to everyone who came out to watch the Majors Division skills competition! 

Here are the winners for 2023:

Around the Horn - Thunder: Bryce Creighton, Tyler Parisi, Liam Dieckman, Jude Beck, Joey Samaniuk, Andrew Parisi

Base Running Relay Race - Generals: Jake Lastarza, Ethan Stanco, Lucas Connolly, Aiden Poteski

Outfielder Accuracy- Lucas Connolly

Home Run Derby - Markus Ahrens

A BIG thank you to Tim Ahrens, the Niskayuna varsity team players, and the rest of the coaches who made this evening possible. We hope to see everyone again next year!




2023 Hardship Fund Donors

Thank you to all of the families who have generously donated to support the NBL Hardship Scholarship Fund:

  • Nicholas Antenucci
  • Ashley Breslin
  • Timothy Eager
  • Jamie Hogenkamp
  • Laura Jahnel
  • Cori Miller
  • Andrew Minnick
  • Mike Pandolfini
  • Leslie Parikh
  • Dana Renzi
  • Joe Salinetti
  • Travis Santa Barbera
  • Danielle York
  • Several anonymous donors

The Hardship Scholarship Fund is used to offset up to 100% of player registrations due to financial need, or the additional cost associated with multi-sibling sign ups. The Board reviews scholarship requests and votes to allocate from the fund. You may donate to the fund while completing your registration for the upcoming season, or by contacting NBL

For information on how to apply for hardship scholarship funds, please visit our Registration Page