Cougars Seeking Area Host Families for Adopt-A-Ballplayer Program

Families interested in hosting a Cougars player for upcoming 2019 season encouraged to contact front office for more information

Cougars pitcher, Jayson McKinley, poses for a picture with his host-family during the Host Family Appreciation ceremony in 2018.

By Kane County Cougars | March 21, 2019 4:59 PM

GENEVA, Ill. - As part of the Kane County Cougars Adopt-A-Ballplayer host family program, the organization is in need of area families interested in housing a player or field staff member for the upcoming 2019 season that begins in April. 

Each season, the Cougars rely on area families to host players and field staff member of the team. As one of the most important parts of the players' off-field development, host families provide members of the Cougars team with a comfortable home away from home. Often, players representing the Cougars come from various parts of the United States as well as international players with English being their secondary and more unfamiliar language. 

Interested families are asked to provide sufficient and safe living arrangements, with secondary details such as food, laundry usage and wireless internet access to be mutually agreed upon by the player(s) and their host family. Players are responsible for their own transportation to and from the ballpark and are asked to obey the rules set forth by their household. 

Families who live within the Tri-Cities area (Geneva, St. Charles, and Batavia) are preferred, but families who generally live within a 20-minute radius of Geneva are often the best for the players because of the proximity to Northwestern Medicine Field. 

Interested families are encouraged to contact the Cougars at 630-232-8811 with any questions or to learn more about the Adopt-A-Ballplayer host family program. 

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

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