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The San Luis Obispo Blues need host families for the 2014 season. Host families play a crucial role in summer collegiate baseball because most of the Blue players are not from the Central Coast. As NCAA student athletes, Blues players are not allowed to receive compensation for playing. As a result, summer collegiate baseball leagues have traditionally relied on local, volunteer families to house their players.
Host families are only obligated to provide a spare bedroom and access to a bathroom, laundry facilities and a kitchen. Each player is responsible for their own food and transportation. However, the host family may choose to include the player in family meals and/or activities.
Hosting a Blues player can be a rewarding experience for the host family. Blues players are excellent role models for young children and teenagers, and are great company for the entire household. Often players and host families share friendship that lasts well beyond the end of the season. Near the season’s end, host families will also be treated to a bbq dinner and recognized at a Blues home game.
1. Season tickets for each full-time resident of
2. Twenty (20) food vouchers
3. $200 housing fee from each player
4. Choice of long-sleeve host family t-shirt,
SLO Blues hat or Blues gloves/earband combo
for each full-time household resident.
5. Reserved VIP Parking at all 2014 home games
6. One (1) free camp registration for a Blues summer camp
7. Host family appreciation ceremony at the end of the season
8. A private host family and player barbeque
9. Host family appreciation plaque
FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
What must I provide for the player(s) I host?
Families are required to supply players with a private room, a bed, access to laundry, a bathroom, and a kitchen. Providing food and internet access is not mandatory but encouraged.
Am I expected to provide my boarder with transportation?
No. Some players will drive their own cars, and for those who don’t, the league will arrange transportation. You can, however, provide a car or rides if you feel so inclined.
How long will the players require housing?
Players arrive on or around June 1, until the end of the first week of August.
Can I host more than one player?
Yes! Those who would like to host multiple players are encouraged to do so.
Under what guidelines will the players abide?
Players are expected to respond to each familys’ rules, whether it’s a curfew, cleanliness standards or assigned chores. Summer baseball is a dress rehearsal for the majors.
What is a player’s daily itinerary like?
The Blues will play roughly a 50-game regular season schedule; those who qualify participate in the playoffs. Players are expected at the field for early-afternoon warm-ups and batting practice for games that begin at 6pm. They’ll depart early in the morning when they travel. They are also encouraged to work with local youth organizations in their spare time.
Am I required to attend the games?
No. Many of the host families come to support the team, but it is not required.
Can I choose which player I board?
No. However, we will do our best to accommodate special requests.
Who can I contact if I’m interested in hosting a player?
You can contact Host Family Coordinator, Marianne Stowe at 805-528-1585 or
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