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  • Tucson Saguaros recruiting host families for 2017 season

    Jan 26, 2017 | Read More News
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    Tucson SaguarosTwo dozen Tucson Saguarosplayers need host families for their return to Tucson for the 2017 baseball season at Kino Sports Complex

    While there’s no official deadline for host families to apply, the Tucson Saguaros season gets underway at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way, May 25 and the team will need homes for at least 24 roster players by then. 

    “Without host families, the Saguaros cannot survive in Tucson,” said Ken Weir, Tucson Saguaros host family coordinator. 

    Tucson Saguaros players, generally between 21-25 years old, earn a minimum salary for their play time and depend on host families to get them through the season. Most of them play for an opportunity to move up to higher-level leagues or extend their baseball careers.  

    The team seeks potential families who can house one to two players and provide them with a bedroom to share, access to a bathroom, kitchen, and washer and dryer when possible. In return, the team will offer the families $1.50 game tickets and discounts on select Saguaros merchandise. 

    In addition, the families must commit to house the player for the entire summer season, which runs from May to August, depending how far the team makes it during playoffs. In 2016, the Tucson Saguaros won the Pecos League Championship. Due to away games scheduled Sunday to Wednesday, the players generally only live with their host families four days out of the week. 

    “It’s a good opportunity to develop relationships with very good young men who have great goals and are great role models for everyone,” Weir said.

    Interested families must fill out a questionnaire, found on the Tucson Saguaros website. For more information on becoming a host family they may also contact Ken Weir at (575) 491-3216 or weirken61@hotmail.com. The team will start assigning players to host families in early May.

    To see the Tucson Saguaros 2017 schedule and purchase general admission game tickets or season passes, visit the Tucson Saguaros website

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