When the final out has been made, the sun has set, and the post-game meal devoured, the nation’s premier amateur baseball talent needs a place to spend the night.
The Cape Cod Baseball League is successful in large part due to the hundreds of volunteers who donate their time and energy to take care of these future Major Leaguers off the field. Despite these loyal volunteers, the Cape League and the Brewster Whitecaps need more.
Jane Sullivan, the Brewster Whitecaps’ Director of Housing, and our Housing Committee have a long history of housing players. They are available to support you and answer any questions or concerns that may arise.
Players are very busy most days with baseball. They play 6 games per week, unless rained out, for a total of 44 games before playoffs. Half of these games are played at home where the team provides them with a full post-game meal at the field. Although you are not required to provide meals, and meal times often don’t coincide with yours, it’s often one of the best ways to get to know your player. If you are able to do so, players really appreciate having something available to eat after away games which can get them back to Brewster as late as 11 pm. Host families are compensated a stipend of $20/day for each player they host.
Once a player is assigned to a host family, we share contact information between the two parties so they can begin speaking before the summer begins. Host families are expected to provide the player a bed, some space in the refrigerator for their own food, and access to laundry. Players without a car are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from games, practices and the gym. Players commit to abide by a Code of Conduct that outlines franchise and league rules and expectations.
We ask that you incorporate your player as if he’s a member of the family, and probably in no time at all, you will feel he is!
There are more advantages to hosting a ballplayer than the potential to be able to say years later that the next great MLB All-Star spent a summer in your guest room.
Hosting is a rewarding experience. Host families develop a personal stake in the Whitecaps season. Host families often build a lasting bound with the ballplayer.
Interested In Hosting a Player?
Fill out this short form and be contacted by our housing committee. They will answer all your questions and help you to become a Brewster Whitecaps Family.