"Our host family program is extremely important to the entire baseball operation," said Michael Kirk, Director of Baseball Operations. "By hosting a player, you give that player, who is otherwise many miles away from their home environment and loved ones, a sense of home during the course of a long season."
Hosting a player gives fans the opportunity to get involved with the Sugar Land Skeeters on a personal level, as one of the players will be an 'adopted member of the family' during his time in Sugar Land.
All that is required to be a host family is a private bedroom and use of a bathroom, washer/dryer and kitchen for a Skeeters player. Any other amenities provided will be greatly appreciated by the player.
"Many players have become like an extended member of our family," said Linda Davidson, a host family member of the York Revolution. "We have stayed in touch with many of the players. Year in and year out, hosting a player in the Atlantic League has been a positive experience for everyone involved."
For information about the Sugar Land Skeeters Host Family Program, contact Michael Kirk at 281-240-4565. Interested families can also send an email to hostfamily@SugarLandSkeeters.com.
The Sugar Land Skeeters minor league baseball team, led by Manager and former Major League All-Star Gary Gaetti, will play in the $35 million Constellation Field, which is being constructed by the City of Sugar Land and the Skeeters at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A.
The Sugar Land Skeeters will play 70 regular season home games annually, starting with the 2012 season beginning on April 26.