08 August 2016

URGENT - We need you!

Becoming a Vikings Baseball Host Family

The Club Committee feel that the competitiveness of our 1st Grade team would benefit from the skills and experience of two 'imports' joining the Club for the upcoming 2016/17 season. For this to be possible we need the help of the Tuggeranong Baseball community to be a host family or families willing to open up their home and hospitality to a player likely from the USA or Canada.

The duration of their stay would be from approx. October through to March 2017.

The Committee understands that hosting an import player is a lot to ask of just one family so we are open to the idea of splitting the hosting between 2 or 3 families with a minimum of 8 weeks in one home, so as to broaden the players experience and not to place as much onus on families.

The benefits for you and your family are many, if you have a son or daughter who plays baseball the mentorship will be invaluable. Import players have played competitive baseball for most of their life and have baseball and life skills and knowledge that can have many benefits and also friendships and bonds that will last many years to come.

Import players are introduced to the Club and potential Host Families and are required to sign an Agreement with Vikings Baseball before they arrive in Canberra. Host families provide a bedroom with a bed and easy access to a bathroom facilities, access to your home with their own keys and to provide meals as required. Beyond that we only ask that you provide a welcoming environment and simply make them feel like they are at home. Of course if this is something you feel would be helpful or assist you in hosting a Vikings Import Player the Committee is happy to discuss and details added to the arrangement between the player, host family and the Club for their stay.

The Club assist the player in pursuing employment opportunities and has a car which is available to the player drive in the Canberra area. Whether employed of not, the player is expected to make a financial contribution to their Host Families for costs incurred during their stay. Also, the Club this year is in a position to assist Host Families with the some financial costs incurred of hosting if you would like more information on this please contact our President Mark Dawes on email: vikingsbaseballtuggeranong@gmail.com

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