The Kelowna Falcons are in need of local families to billet players this summer. -Image credit: Ken Reid/Greystoke Photography

Billet families sought for Falcons

Kelowna’s West Coast League team looking for home to host their players

With the start of the 2017 season just over two weeks away, the Kelowna Falcons are in the process of looking for billet families to host some of the West Coast League team’s players.

Players begin to arrive in Kelowna on June 1 and are gone again by mid-August following the season.

Due to the major league style schedule, players are only at home for half this time, while on the road for the other half.

Host families will directly impact the life of a young student athlete, while learning about a different culture and the ins and outs of baseball.

Falcons’ players, who are betweem 18 and 22 years old, have been trained to be responsible, self sufficient and extremely helpful.

These student athletes are from prestigious baseball programs and are coming to Kelowna to work on and build their craft.

Host families receive a grocery allowance, a family pass for the season and a special BBQ at the end of the season.

If you’re interested in getting involved and impacting a young student athlete, contact the Falcons headquarters via email to General Manager Mark Nonis (mark@kelownafalcons.com) or call 250-763-4100.

The Falcons will host their home opener, featuring free admission, on Friday, June 2 at Elks Stadium against the Port Angeles Lefties. For the complete 2017 schedule go to kelownafalcons.com

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