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 Daredevils 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.
One of the key elements in the success of any collegiate summer baseball program is the willingness of local families to serve as Host Families. These families take the players into their homes for the summer, providing a safe and comfortable place for them to live and make it possible for us to have a local team. Collegiate summer baseball would not be possible without host families, and we appreciate those of you who have served as host families during past seasons. Your generosity and hospitality make it possible for the Outer Banks Daredevils to exist, and we are hopeful that once again, you, and others, will be willing to house a player the upcoming season.
Collegiate summer baseball provides college players the unique opportunity to participate in additional baseball games following the conclusion of their collegiate season, allowing them to work on their skills, and gain valuable experience on the field. In addition, collegiate summer baseball provides local towns and communities, such as ours, the unique opportunity to have great collegiate level baseball played here in our hometown. The Daredevils are our home team, and provide quality family entertainment for both our local residents as well as the thousands of vacationers who join us each summer. We are proud to have been awarded Best of the Beach in 2013 for Best Family Attraction, and are excited to continue the proud tradition that was started by Warren Spivey, and continued by Marcus Felton his partners, who tirelessly worked to provide our local residents as well as those joining us during the summer months the opportunity to enjoy great collegiate summer baseball right here in the OBX.
Being a host family means providing a player with a comfortable place to sleep and store his or her belongings. The players are required to live under your house rules and be respectful of your home, your family and your family activities. Players are expected to provide their own transportation, to keep their room and belongings neat and orderly, and to make provisions for their own meals, health and personal care items, be courteous, helpful and pleasant to their host families, and to minimize the noise level of their activities at all times. A host family may wish to occasionally invite the player to join them for a meal, and that is appreciated but not expected. We ask our host families to provide a clean and pleasant environment, including a bedroom, for the player staying with them, along with reasonable use of bathroom and laundry facilities. Our players will arrive in the OBX following the Memorial Day weekend and be with us for June & July, departing August 5th.
If you would be willing to serve as a host family for the upcoming season, or would like more information about becoming a host family, please contact us. Thank you in advance for considering becoming a host family.
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