Host Families

Be A Host Family
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During the summer, more than 30 players from all over the United States come to Chico to play for the Heat. In the short time they are in California, they are in need of housing for the summer.

That's where you come in! The Heat are seeking volunteer host families for the upcoming season season.

Allowing a player or two to stay in your extra bedroom during the summer benefits you and our players, in many ways.

Living with a host family gives the players a safe place to come home to, a family atmosphere, and a feeling of home while they are in a new town. With the team on the road half of the season, your host player will be in your home for about 35 days over the course of 2 ½ months during the summer.

For you, the host family, you'll find that close, long-lasting relationships develop with your players and their own families. If you have little ballplayers in your home, what better way to give them a mentor as they learn about the game!

Also, you'll receive benefits from the Heat as well.  You'll receive season tickets for your family, you'll be invited to attend host family-exclusive events, receive on-field recognition, and many other benefits as we move through the season.

We'll match you with a player or two that will fit to your home and lifestyle, through interviews and personal contact with the players before they arrive in late May-early June.

For more information on how to become a Heat host family, please contact Travis Rutherford (Host Family Coordinator) at 530-725-5444. You'll be glad you did!