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Host Families

Every year, the Grand Junction community opens their homes to players from around the world as part of the Rockies host family program. These families have helped hundreds of young men adjust to life as a professional baseball player by providing them with a welcoming home for the summer as their begin their journey to the big leagues. All players on the Grand Junction Rockies are either drafted or signed as a free-agent and are under contract with the Colorado Rockies. Host families are not financially compensated but will be given season tickets to come watcher their player develop during their time in Grand Junction. If you are interested in hosting Rockies players for the season, please see the details below.

 

Ideal Host Families:

 

Committed to the entire season (June-September).

 

Provide free room and board in a safe and clean environment.

 

Players will need to have their own room and have access to a bathroom, laundry, and refrigerator. If hosting more than one player, two can share a room as long as they have their own beds.

 

Players are required to provide food for themselves but a home cooked meal every now and then is always appreciated.

 

Assistance with transportation may be helpful for some players, but this is not required.

 

The host family should have their own set of house rules that the player will be required to follow but should be aware that players often arrive home late at night after games or after a road trip.

 

Why do we request host families:

 

Players make a very low salary. Grand Junction is typically a player's first step to professional baseball.

 

Due to frequent organizational transactions, some players might be in Grand Junction for a brief amount of time and then leave on short notice.

 

Finding an apartment for a 3-month lease is very difficult.

 

Players spend very few hours at home.

 

Host families help players adjust to life as a professional baseball player. Typically all players are signed right out of high school or college.

 

The Grand Junction Rockies and the Colorado Rockies hope you consider this opportunity to open your home to a player this season. Please contact the Grand Junction Rockies front office at 970-255-7625 with any questions or to request an application to be a host family.