The entire Chinook Baseball Organization would like to thank you for your support of our organization. The backbone of the Chinook Baseball Organization are the hundreds of volunteers such as yourselves who donate their time and skills to the Alaska Summer League. Being a host family takes a considerable amount of time, effort and financial backing and we really appreciated you supporting the Chinooks and supporting these outstanding young men.
Each year questions arise as to what is expected of host families and players. The goal of the host family program is to help players adjust to moving to a new area, assist them as they get acquainted with the Eagle River/Chugiak community, and provide a safe and stable living environment. It also provides an opportunity for the Eagle River/Chugiak community to instill in our players the Alaska Spirit that has made this the greatest State in the Union. The Chinook Baseball organization strongly believes the relationships that are forged between players and their host families over a summer will be a memorable one and will last a lifetime. The players will start arriving around or on June 2nd. As the delivery date approaches more information on player assignments will be forwarded to you.
Below is a guide for you that will help you prepare for what to expect while hosting a player:
- One to two meals per day, depending on their schedule. Usually breakfast and lunch. Does not have to be anything extravagant, cereal for breakfast and a sandwich for lunch.
- A bed and bathroom
- Ability to do laundry
- Access to your house, usually by key or garage door opener
- The players are not being paid to play baseball and providing players with money is strictly prohibited
- The Chinook Baseball Organization will provide all transportation needed to & from your home and feed them after each game at the ballpark.
Our players are expected to be good, honorable members of our communities and your family. These are solid young men who will be role models for the youth in our community and young men who will be positive additions to your households.You can expect the players to respect your home as their own and follow the rules of your house. Keep in mind these boys have paid their way to Alaska to play the game they love and are expected to uphold the integrity of the game of baseball and the mission of the Chinooks Baseball Team on and off the field.
We are still are in need of player host homes so if you know of someone who might be interested in hosting players please have them contact me.
If you are interested in hosting a Chinooks player, please contact any Chinooks staff or representative. You can also contact the Chinooks front office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (937) 352-1000.