BlueClaws seek host families to house players during 2008 baseball season

LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood BlueClaws minor league baseball organization is looking for local families to assist in housing players during the 2008 season.

Anyone with a spare room can help provide lodging for this year’s BlueClaws by providing space or renting a room or apartment.

In past years the BlueClaws have received many inquiries from the community about hosting a BlueClaws player, but usually a pool of nearly 30 homes is needed to house the team.

“Host families are vitally important to our organization’s success,” BlueClaws GeneralManager Geoff Brown said. “Not only are they critical to any minor league club, but in our experience, by the end of the season both the host family and the player come away with a lot of positive memories.”

The BlueClaws are always looking to add to their list of families, especially homes in which Spanish is spoken, because of the number of LatinAmerican players in the organization.

The regular season runs fromApril 3 until Sept. 1, and players typically range in age from 19 to 24. For more information, call (732) 901-7000, ext. 100.