Generals Seek Host Families

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Don Brubaker

dbrubaker@newscenter25.com

Updated: 5/09 1:47 pm

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May 09,
2014 – As the Victoria Generals prepare to embark upon their sixth season in
the Texas Collegiate League, the team is reaching out to the Victoria community
for support.  The team is still searching
for a few more host families for the 2014 summer season.



 



The
Generals have leaned on the community for help since they were established in
2009.  The college players who come to
town to play do not get paid, so the team tries to find families for them to
stay with for the two-and-a-half month season. 



 



Generals’
vice president and general manager Mike Yokum said the team’s need for host
families has never been greater.  The
Texas Collegiate League allows teams to carry as many as 30 players on the
roster at a time.



 



If you
have an empty nest or even just a spare bedroom and wouldn’t mind a little extra
activity in your house for a few months, hosting a player would be a great
decision.  Giving a player  a place to sleep, eat, and shower is all that
is asked of a host family.



 



The
Generals do extensive background checks on their players to ensure that they
are taking high character individuals who will not cause any problems.  The players come to Victoria to play
baseball, a game all of them hope to play at the professional level someday.  The team has strict guidelines for its
players and holds them to a high standard.



 



Half of
the Generals 60 games this summer are on the road, and with late-night arrivals
after road trips and early workouts at the park, the players stay pretty busy
around the clock, but do enjoy spending down time with their host families.



 



If you
are interested in adding a “son” to your house for the summer, call the team at
361-485-9522.  As a bonus for being a
host family, the Generals will give all host families season tickets to watch
the team play.



 



Maybe the
Generals player that you host will go on to be a big-time star in the Major
Leagues, and you can say that you played a small part in their success.  At the very least, you’ll be helping Victoria
enjoy another summer of Generals baseball.



 



Players
are set to arrive in Victoria on Tuesday, May 27.  The Generals will kick off their season on
the road on May 29 in The Woodlands.  The
team then returns to historic Riverside Stadium for the home opener on Tuesday,
June 3, against the Texas Marshals at 7:35pm.



 



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