2019 Host Family Program

Host Family Program Overview:

For many years host families in our community have played an essential role in keeping baseball alive and well in the village of Schaumburg. The Host Family Program has helped hundreds of young men adjust to life as a professional baseball player by providing them with a welcoming home for the summer. The Schaumburg Boomers hope you will help us continue this long-standing tradition.

Players' Backgrounds And Schedules:

Schaumburg Boomers players are professional baseball players who formerly played collegiately or in a minor league system with an affiliated team. These players come to Schaumburg to learn and develop their baseball and life skills in hopes of getting signed by a major league team. The players will spend a considerable amount of time at the ballpark, making time spent at the home minimal. During the regular season they will play 48 home games and 48 games on the road. These games will take place from Mid-April through early-September.

Why Do Players Request Host Families?

  • Many of these players make a very low salary.
  • Due to organizational transactions some players might be in Schaumburg for a brief amount of time and then leave on short notice.
  • Finding an apartment for a 4-month lease is difficult.
  • They spend very few hours at home.
  • Host families help players adjust to life as a professional baseball player.

Host Family and Player Responsibilities:

  • Players will need to have their own room (if hosting more than one player, two can share a room provided they have their own beds) and have access to a bathroom, laundry facility, and refrigerator.
  • Players are required to provide food for themselves, but a home cooked meal every now and then is always appreciated.
  • You will receive two complimentary season tickets for being a host family as well all the perks of being a Season Ticket Holder.
  • The homeowner can have their own set of house rules.
  • Some players may need help with transportation to and from home games, but it is not required.
  • Players often arrive home late at night after games, so a side entrance may be beneficial.
  • Chance to be a vital part of a championship organization.

Contact Information:

The Schaumburg Boomers hope you will consider opening your home to a player this season. If you're interested in being a host family for the upcoming season, please fill out the application BELOW. All application must be returned to the Schaumburg Boomers ATTN: Host Families as soon as possible. The easiest option is to fill out the form below, but there are three other ways to submit an application after printing the form and filling it out.

  1. Email – Send the completed form via email to Drew Winter at dwinter@boomersbaseball.com with “Host Families” as the subject line.
  2. Fax –439.3501
  3. Mailing Address – Schaumburg Boomers, ATTN: Host Families, 1999 S. Springinsguth Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193
Host Families
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