Host families are the backbone of collegiate summer baseball, providing a safe place for the players, coaches, and interns to stay during our summer season. Host families provide a bed, a place to store their belongings, a small amount of space in the pantry/fridge to keep some food, access to restroom/shower facilities and to laundry facilities if available, for a player or two, depending on the space available.
The players will begin arriving the Tuesday following Memorial Day, depending on when their collegiate seasons ends. The summer season runs from June 1st through August 5th. The 8/5 end date is assuming we go all the way to a game three in the league championship series, something that would be nice, but not guaranteed. Should our postseason dreams of a championship end early, the players will begin leaving within a day or two of our last game.
Being a host family is rewarding in and of itself, and having these players staying with us in the community allows them to become integrated into the community more fully, and relationships built during our short summer season last a lifetime. Our host families also receive complimentary season passes, good for all Scallywags home games, and we also have our annual host family appreciation night at the ballpark, where we recognize our host families during the pregame festivities. Finally, we host our end of the season, host family banquet, where we wrap up the season, present our annual team awards to our players, and enjoy one final meal together as a family before the boys of summer head back to their homes to prepare for another school year.
If you would like to serve as a host family this summer, we would love to have you join the team behind the team, our great host families.
About the Outer Banks Scallywags
The Outer Banks Scallywags are a collegiate, summer, baseball team, located in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina. The team is comprised of some of the best collegiate players from around the country.
The Scallywags are members of the Premier Collegiate League, an NCAA compliant summer baseball league, that uses wood bats, whose season runs from late May through the first of August.
The Scallywags are committed to the community and the youth of Dare County, and through the many community service activities and our youth baseball camps, the players enrich both their own lives and the lives of those whom they work with and serve.
Founded in 1996, the Scallywags are proud to continue their tradition of great collegiate summer baseball here in the Outer Banks of NC, and we are honored to have been 6 time summer league champions (2 CPL / 4 TSL).
Come out this summer, bring the family and friends, and enjoy exciting collegiate summer league baseball and help support the Outer Banks Scallywags, our Home Team!!!!