Scrappers Seek Host Families For 2018 Season

By Mahoning Valley Scrappers | March 26, 2018 9:50 AM

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are looking for families that are interested in being a part of a truly priceless experience; hosting a player. Host families receive an opportunity that allows them to divulge into the daily grind and lifestyle of a professional athlete, gain a new member of the family and for many, create memoires that extend past the summer.

"It's become a part of the family, the front office, the workers, the players. Everyone is a part of the family," said current host family Matt Rarick. His wife, Ellen, added, "I never realized how much I could care about other peoples kids... It's a close-knit family, the coaches, the team, everyone." 


Since the Scrappers inaugural season in 1999, families in the Mahoning Valley have had the opportunity to host and provide a supportive atmosphere for Indians' prospects from mid June through early September. In addition to life-long memories, host families receive complementary tickets, discounts on team merchandise, host family events and more.


If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to receive more information you can contact Kate Walsh at 330-505-0000 or email her at


The Scrappers open up the 2018 season on Friday, June 15 against the West Virginia Black Bears at 7:05pm. To stay up to date with the Scrappers in the off-season or for more information on 2018 tickets packages, visit or contact the Chevy All Stars Box Office at Eastwood Field by calling 330-505-0000.

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

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