Everett fans: host an Aquasock

DMZ · May 7, 2008 at 11:00 pm · Filed Under Cool stuff 

If you’re close to the park, check out this chance to help out the Aquasox and the next Felix (2003) (or other great prospects: just that team had Adam Jones for a stint as well, and Eric O’Flaherty and a bunch of other familiar names). Read on for more from their email release

Everett – The Everett AquaSox Baseball Club is seeking families interested in participating in their Host Family Program. The program has been developed to introduce the newest members of the Seattle Mariners minor league system to the Everett community by acquainting them with local families who have agreed to participate as summer host families.

By agreeing to host a player for the summer, families will provide their assigned player or players with housing from early June through possibly mid-September. Housing requirements include a clean room with a bed, bathing facilities and a location close to the ballpark.

A modest rent will be charged to each player and will be paid directly to the host family. Since the team plays 38 games at home and 38 on the road, players are in Everett for only half of the summer.

The program has proven to be most enjoyable for all the parties involved. Who knows, you may be able to say that you had a Major League ballplayer living with you when he was just starting out!

For more information, please contact Teresa Sarsted at: (425) 258-3673.


6 Responses to “Everett fans: host an Aquasock”

  1. Benne on May 8th, 2008 12:12 am

    Sounds pretty cool. If I lived closer to Everett and had an extra room available, I would certainly try this out.

  2. scott19 on May 8th, 2008 2:09 am

    This sounds similar to the billet programs that WHL teams like the T-Birds and Silvertips sponsor during the winter months. Pretty cool idea.

  3. metz123 on May 8th, 2008 8:48 am

    The Cape Cod league (where I spent a couple of weeks each summer) does it as well. They used to require that the players also have summer jobs but very few of them do any more. At most they work at baseball camps put on by their respective host club.

  4. msb on May 8th, 2008 9:44 am

    the Sox have done it for years, and you often hear about guys arriving in Tacoma, and meeting up with their Sox hosts. here is an old article about Yung Chi Chen & his host family

  5. NateDawgUS on May 8th, 2008 3:04 pm

    My buddy’s family hosted Gil Meche.

  6. smb on May 8th, 2008 3:14 pm

    I actually live in Everett, but I bet the team would demand a chaperon for any player staying with me. Three guys, none older than 26, all single, with two border collies and a Great Dane. If they are looking for a home for a bench guy and don’t care if he shows up drunk and stoned to the ballpark in the early afternoon, this might be the place.

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