The Alexandria Aces Baseball Club of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League is seeking host families for its upcoming season beginning Memorial Day weekend.
Players need a place to sleep throughout the week and access to a washer and dryer through the end of the season in late July.
Aces Host Family Coordinator David Cheney says it’s preferable if players can have a bedroom of their own or a basement with a bed or sofa bed.
The player and team are responsible for transportation, food and everything else although Cheney, who has hosted players for a couple of years, said the relationship between the player and host family varies. For example, some families invite players to dine with them.
Host families can attend games for free, but there is no financial compensation for hosting a player.
To volunteer as a host family, contact David Cheney or Lisa Marie Cheney by email or by phone, 703-370-2882.
The Aces are a part of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, a wooden bat summer program made up of amateur players from a variety of colleges and universities throughout the United States.
League teams are the Alexandria Aces, D.C. Grays, Baltimore Redbirds, Bethesda Big Train, Herndon Braves, Rockville Express, Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts, Southern Maryland Nationals, Vienna River Dogs and Youse's Maryland Orioles.