Bristol Blues seek area host families for players; season begins June 1

Do you love baseball? Or maybe you just like meeting new people. Are you interested in helping to shape a young man’s career, possibly a professional baseball career? If so, you may be a perfect candidate to host a Bristol Blues player this summer.

This summer, approximately 25 young men will come to Bristol’s Muzzy Field to play for the Bristol Blues, a member of the Futures Collegiate League. From June 1 through mid-August, these aspiring “professional” ballplayers have the opportunity to hone their baseball skills. Players will come from all over the United States to play for the Blues. At this time, the Blues are looking for seven more host parents/families in the Bristol area for the 2015 baseball season.

The Host Family Program will be a vital part of the Blue’s success this year, both on and off the field, as the team puts down roots in our city, and at historic Muzzy Field.

Responsibilities of the host family are simple – by providing a home and meals for player during the season and in return, families will receive free season tickets for home games and a grocery stipend.

“Host families are generally assigned one player to a residence. It is the player’s responsibility to follow the host family household rules as well as state and local laws. And, in return, players treat host families with respect and conduct themselves as family members, not an ‘honored guests,’” stated Rick Muntean, general manager of the Bristol Blues, in a press release.

For more information on being a host family, visit the Bristol Blues website at or call Host Family Coordinator Ellen Zoppo-Sassu at (860)585-6696.bristol blues

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