The Chinooks are in need of host families each year for players and staff. Host families play a crucial role in summer collegiate baseball, as the players on the Chinooks roster are not from Alaska. As NCAA student athletes, Chinooks 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 obligated to provide a spare bedroom and access to a bathroom and laundry facilities. In addition, the Chinooks ask that host families would provide a packed lunch and small breakfast most days.
Hosting a Chinooks player can be a rewarding experience for the host family. Chinooks players are excellent role models for young children and teenagers, and are great company for the entire household. Often players and host families share a friendship that lasts well beyond the end of the season.
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.