UPDATED (1:02 PM 5/6): All players have been matched with host families. Thank you readers!
— John Kelly (@jfkellyjr) May 6, 2015
Each summer, all over the United States, countless numbers of collegiate baseball players aspire to follow their dream of someday playing the game professionally. There are many summer leagues for coaches and players to choose from throughout the country.
Every team in each league can offer the finest in reputation, location, team organization, fields, equipment, and coaching, but the most important part of this entire package is the host family. The same is true with the Alexandria Aces as approximately 30 young men from all over the United States will descend upon Alexandria, Virginia for the summer to play baseball. From early June to early August they will play 42 games in 50 days.
Without the generosity of each host family that opens their homes to these young men by offering them a place to stay for two months, summer collegiate baseball would most likely cease to exist. Nearly every summer collegiate baseball league in the country depends on host families to make all of this possible.
To consider becoming a host family, please consider four questions:
- Do you have a spare room or rooms in your home?
- Are you interested in having an impact on a young man’s life and possibly his future professional career?
- Are you interested in building a relationship that may last a lifetime?
- Do you love the great game of baseball?
If you answered “yes” to these questions you may very well be a perfect candidate as an Aces host parent/family!
A host family is only asked to provide a warm bed and access to a washer and dryer. The Alexandria Aces WILL handle the rest.
For more information about the Aces and their upcoming season, visit this link.