Housing Families Needed

Would you like the chance to house a professional baseball player this summer?

By Rob Fai / Vancouver Canadians | January 21, 2013 8:16 PM ET

(Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium - Vancouver, B.C.) - The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club is currently seeking a handful of local families who would be willing to open up their hearts and homes to a young, hard working professional baseball player who would be playing for your hometown C's!

Each summer, dozens of families are kind enough to give our players the comforts of 'home' by simply having a warm bed and the odd meal available as they work towards the dream of becoming a Major League Baseball player.

The Canadians have had nearly two dozen players ascend to the bright lights of the Major Leagues, and every single one of them was housed by a local family just like yours.

Players like current Oakland Athletics pitchers A.J. Griffin and Dan Straily through to Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki and World Series Champion Nick Swisher.

Rich Harden, Joe Blanton and Andre Ethier also played for the Canadians while getting a good night's rest not far from historic Scotiabank Field.

Our players arrive mid-June and stay for just a few months, spending a majority of their time at the ballpark. But those moments at home are what many of our players remember long after they have gone upward towards their dreams

"I felt like I had won the lottery when it came to housing," says former Canadians pitcher Justin Friend.

"The house was a typical home, but what made those moments special was my Vancouver family who really took an interest to the team and my efforts as well.

"I was really proud to be a part of a family from Vancouver".

If you would like to learn more about the Vancouver Canadians Housing Program, one of the best in all of Minor League Baseball, please call 604.872.5232 or contact Canadians General Manager Jason Takefman by emailing him at jtakefman@canadiansbaseball.com

We would love to hear from you as the Canadians work toward a third straight Northwest League Championship in 2013 out at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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