Marlins Still Searching for Host Families

Morehead City, N.C. – The Morehead City Marlins Baseball Team is currently searching for host families for the 2011 summer season. The Marlins extend an open hand to all Carteret County communities for player, coach, and intern housing.

During a player’s summer league experience, most are in a very different atmosphere by being away from their family and friends. Host families play an important role in each player’s summer experience by providing them with a comfortable setting. The Marlins encourage host families to help their respective player(s) become situated with their new environment in Carteret County. This is also a great opportunity for surrounding communities to help further the development of these college athletes as baseball players and as people.

All host families are required to provide adequate housing for their respective player(s) during the summer season. Most players are expected to arrive by late May, but some may be arriving at a later date due to postseason play. There may be conditional players placed until regular contracted players arrive. The Marlins season, including playoffs, will conclude no later than August 15.

This is a unique experience for host families that have children, as players will serve as influential role models. The Marlins expect and encourage all players to be respectful to each family as well as the rules of the household and each family to be considerate to their player(s) and their grueling baseball schedule.

All host families will receive season tickets to all 29 regular season games including all home playoff games. As the newest member of the Coastal Plain League, the Marlins provide a family-fun atmosphere and each player would love to see the support of their respective host family in the grandstand. Many host families from last season have formed close relationships with their player(s). This friendship can last for a number of years, well after the player’s career. In addition to the player and host parent relationship, many host families have become close with other host families in the program.

All host parents will be closely matched with their player by the needs and wants of both the player and the family. If you would like to be a part of our Marlins family by taking part in the program or have any questions or concerns, please contact our office immediately at (252) 269-9767.