West Virginia Black Bears Looking For Families to Host Players


With pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training in Arizona and Florida, baseball season is on the horizon.

The West Virginia Black Bears are searching for families to host players for the 2016 season.

The club is looking for at least 15 families to host the 35 players on the team.

Host families will provide housing for players and must provide players access to a bedroom, refrigerator, a washer and dryer, and transportation.

Black Bears General Manager Matthew Drayer said players often form lifelong bonds with host families as they continue their professional careers.

“Over the course of their careers, a lot of these guys are still in touch with their host family members. At the previous baseball teams I’ve worked for, a lot of them still have relationships with their host family for many, many years after,”said Drayer. Same even, when they got married, invited their host family to the wedding, so it depends on how much you put into your relationships and what you’re going to get back.”

Interested families are asked to contact Jackie Riggleman via email at jriggleman@westvirginiablackbears.com 

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