The New York Bears (formally known at the Dutchess County Bears) is an organization that began in 2011. Our home field is located in Hillburn NY, Joseph T. Lawrence. New York Bears serve the Semi-Pro community in Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Rockland, Sullivan, Westchester, and surrounding counties.
The Vision of the New York Bears is to bring high quality, competitive football back to this area. Our home games promise to bring excitement, fun, sportsmanship and entertainment to the spectators of all ages and to bring the sport of football back into prominence in the City of Newburgh, City of Hillburn and surrounding towns.
Our mission is to provide an organized, quality football team to the area we serve. We provide an opportunity for local athletes to continue their playing careers beyond their scholastic career. Our goal is to present, develop and maintain a high quality Minor League Football program that will foster an extraordinary level of integrity, sportsmanship, respect and community involvement.
Our goal is to enhance the community through entertainment, services and community outreach. The participants in our program are expected to illustrate productive attitudes and healthy regiments; as well as exude pride, determination, respect and quality in everything on and off the field.
As a 100% volunteer organization, our goal is to provide positive role models to the youth and young adults in the community and to give back to the communities that support us through volunteer programs.