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The San Luis Obispo Blues need host families for the 2016 season. Host families play a crucial role in summer collegiate baseball, as most players on the Blues are not from the Central Coast. As NCAA student athletes, Blues players are not allowed to accept pay for playing in a summer league. As a result, summer collegiate baseball leagues have traditionally relied on local families to house their players.
Host families are only obligated to provide a spare bedroom, access to a bathroom, laundry facilities, and a kitchen. Each player is responsible for their own food and transportation, although host families may include the player in family meals and 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. The Blues will host a BBQ dinner for the host families and the players at the end of the season and also will be recognized at a home game toward the end of the year.
1. Season tickets for each family member (Admission to Fireworks)
2. Twenty (20) food vouchers per family (value $100)
3. A $200 housing fee from each player
4. All adult, full-time household residents will receive a choice of a host family t-shirt.
5. Reserved VIP Parking at all 2015 home games
6. One (1) free childrens camp registration for a Blues summer camp (for immediate family only, non-transferable)
7. Host family appreciation ceremony at the end of the season
8. A Preseason Meet & Greet BBQ for all host families
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 player with transportation?
No. Several of the players will drive their own cars, and for those who don't, the league will arrange it so transportation is always available to them. You can, however, provide a car or rides if you'd like.
How long will the players require housing?
Players arrive on or around June 1, and the season will span 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?
The athletes are expected to respond to each family's rules. whether it's a curfew, cleanliness standards, or assigned chores. Summer baseball is like a "road test" for what it's like to be in the majors. It is stressed that they are being judged not just on athletic performance, but the positive image they put forth.
What is a players daily itinerary like?
Each team will play a 50-game regular season schedule; those that qualify will participate in the playoffs. For the games that begin at 6pm, they'll be expected at the field for early afternoon warm-ups and batting practice. When they travel they'll be departing early in the morning. They're also invited to speak to LIttle Leagues and participate in local chairty work, such as hospital visits or Habitat for Humanity.
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 specific requests.
Who can I contact if Im interested in hosting a player?
You can contact Host Family Coordinator, Marianne Stowe at 805-528-1585 or
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