Chinooks seek host families for 2017 baseball season

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 16:18
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Looking to bring home a couple fish this summer? The Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks want to talk to you.

The local Alaska Baseball League team is still in need of host families for the upcoming summer season. According to booster club president Bill Stoltze, the team could use a couple more families to take in players, who are college athletes from across the country.

According to Chris Beck, the team’s general manager and director of baseball for Athletes in Action, host families are asked to proved one or two meals per day, a bed and bathroom, somewhere to do laundry and a way to get into the home.

“Our players are expected to be good, honorable members of our communities and your family,” Beck wrote in an online call for host families. “Theres are solid young men who will be rold models for the youth in our community and young men who will be positive additions to your households.”

Players will begin moving in around June 2.

Anyone wanting to host a player can contact Beck at [email protected] or call him at (937) 352-1237.

The Chinooks begin their season June 5 at Mulcahy Stadium against the Anchorage Bucs. The team’s first home game is set for June 8 at Lee Jordan Field at Lorette French Park in Chugiak.

Stoltze said the team is also looking for $500 game-night sponsors. Admission is free at the park, which Stoltze called “the best family bargain that exists anywhere.”

Stoltze said a celebration is planned for the home opener to unveil a new sign honoring Jordan, who was a driving force behind bringing the Chinooks to town.

“We can’t honor Lee Jordan enough,” Stoltze said.

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