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Give a player a home away from home, so he can relax and pursue his dream of making it to the major leagues!
We’re looking for caring households throughout Lake Country to open their doors to a DockHounds player.
Young athletes travel from all over the U.S. and abroad for the chance to play minor league baseball, in hopes of someday making it to the big leagues. The Lake Country DockHounds Host Family program plays a major role in creating a fun and exciting atmosphere for our players.
We believe hosting a DockHound player will be a very rewarding experience and hope you build a long-lasting relationship with your player. Ideally you could end up playing a role in their pursuit of a career in professional baseball. Not to mention, players can be excellent role models for young children and teenagers and are often great company for the summer. Other perks include:
A clean bedroom with a bed made for an athlete with access to a bathroom and laundry. We also ask that you live within about 20 minutes of the ballpark. Beyond that, it is up to you as a family.
Whether at home or on the road, the DockHounds get a pre-game snack and a full post-game meal. Host families are welcome to invite the player to be a part of their family meals for non-game days, TV time or other activities. In most cases, as your relationship with your player grows, you will find him to be “one of the family.”
The time commitment would be from approximately May 1 through September 10 (this will vary pending the player’s schedule, length of stay with the team, playoffs, etc.)
If a player requires transportation, we will try to place them near a player who has a car, so they can carpool to the stadium. Once the player arrives, we will address the expectations of them and their host families. If any issues arise, we will solve the problem, move the player, or send the player home.
These are all seasoned vets of baseball who have more than likely stayed with host families over the years. They all should have a high level of respect for the sacrifice you as a family are making for the summer.