WALLA WALLA — The fifth season of Walla Walla Sweets baseball is fast approaching, and the team is once again looking for families to host players this summer.
Host families are essential to the success of the Sweets, and play an important role in the integration of players into the community.
“Hosting a Sweets player has been a most enjoyable experience for our family,” said host family co-coordinator Rosanna Morgan. “Our family has grown through the process, and we very much enjoy a continued connection with our players.”
Host families this season will also be offered the opportunity to host college interns learning the business of baseball. The Sweets operate an internship program every summer to provide experience to those individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in sports.
In the past, the internship program has drawn from schools such as Ohio University, Washington State, Washington, Whitman College and Notre Dame.
The ability to offer interns a place to live during the summer provides the Sweets with an important recruiting tool.
“Our host families here in Walla Walla are the best in the league, and have become an essential part of the experience for Sweets players,” Sweets general manager Katie Baxter said. “Over the last four years, these families have created lifelong friendships with their players, and we encourage anyone who is interested in hosting a player to apply.”
For more information about becoming a host family, or to apply, see website wallawallasweets.com/community/host or email firstname.lastname@example.org.