2017 CABL Classic
To Benefit Coaches vs. Cancer

The Commonwealth Amateur Baseball League (CABL) is proud to partner with Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society to announce the Third Annual CABL Classic to Benefit Coaches vs. Cancer.  The CABL Classic will feature  the best area 18+ teams in a wood-bat tournament from Fri. Sept. 29 to Sun. Oct 1, 2017.  We are also working on confirming fields for our planned rain date of Oct 13-15.

The goal?  To raise funds to help the American Cancer Society in their fight against cancer while playing in a fun, but competitive wood bat tournament of Boston-area teams.  The tournament is open to all 18+ players, teams, and leagues.  “We had a great first year and raised over $3,000 for the American Cancer Society,” CABL President Mike Carpentier stated, “We followed that up with an astounding $6,000 last year and are looking forward to building on the success of our first two tournaments and to capitalize on the interest we received from other area league’s to grow the CABL Classic and raise even more to help fight cancer.”  There is no entrance fee to join the tournament, teams need only to commit to raising $350 or more for Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society.  Seeding will be done according to which teams raise the most money for charity!  The top 6 fundraisers will get a bye to Sat. 9/30, while the bottom 4 seeds will play Fri. 9/29.  Each team will be guaranteed at least two games on the weekend.

Interesting in putting a team in the CABL Classic?  Contact us at 464-484-CABL or at commonwealthbaseball@gmail.com.

The 2017 Team Application is available here.

Thank you to the Towns of Lexington and Danvers and Shawsheen Regional Technical High School in Billerica for donating the use of their fields for the CABL Classic this year!  Support from the community is what helps us make the biggest impact possible for the American Cancer Society and we greatly appreciate it!

 

Want to donate to the CABL Classic?

Go here and choose your favorite team to support!

For more information on the CABL Classic to Benefit Coaches vs. Cancer, or to participate, contact us at commonwealthbaseball@gmail.com

What is Coaches vs. Cancer?  The Coaches vs. Cancer program started in 1993 as a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) to empower college basketball coaches, their teams, and their local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.  The program has expanded on that concept and grown to include school and league teams at all levels and from all sports; now any coach and team can be a part of the Coaches vs. Cancer program.  By participating in Coaches vs. Cancer you and your team can make a huge difference in the fight against cancer. Additionally, your team will learn the value of community service and raise school spirit. Most of all, you are making a difference right in your own community.  Since its inception, Coaches vs. Cancer has raised more than $87 million to help the American Cancer Society save lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer.  For more information on Coaches vs. Cancer, go to coachesvscancer.org or visit them on Facebook and Twitter.

What is CABL?  Founded in the fall of 2014 by a group of team managers with years of experience assisting the management of a former Boston-area baseball league, CABL is an 18+ Boston-area baseball league in the middle of a successful first season.  CABL features 13 teams (spread out as far south as Norfolk and as far north as Pepperell and Tyngsborough, and up the North Shore), and a 22-game schedule stretching from mid-April to early-September.  In addition to providing young adults an outlet through competitive baseball, CABL has sought ways to interact with and improve the community during its first year in existence.  CABL looks forward to working with the American Cancer Society this year, and in years to come.

For more information on the CABL Classic to Benefit Coaches vs. Cancer, or to submit a team to participate, contact us at commonwealthbaseball@gmail.com


Congratulations to the 2016 CABL Classic champ East Boston Cancer Crushers. Scoreless through 6 1/2 Innings, the Crushers scored 3 in the bottom of the 6th on a bases clearing triple with two outs and held on to beat Aftermath Club 3-0.  The Cancer Crushers and Aftermath also each raised over $1,000 for the American Cancer Society; helping us reach $6,000 for the tournament.

2016 CABL Classic champs- East Boston Cancer Crushers

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Congratulations to the Stoneham Sabers for winning the 2015 CABL Classic to Benefit Coaches vs Cancer.  The tournament was a tremendous success in its first year and together we raised $3,000 for the American Cancer Society.  See the wrap up letter from CABL President Mike Carpentier here.

2015 CABL Classic Champs- Stoneham Sabers

2015 CABL Classic Champs- Stoneham Sabers