2011 Evansville Otter pitcher Scott Kelley with the Fitzwater Family!
04/03/2012 9:00 AM -
It is never too early to look forward to next baseball season.
With the first pitch of 2012 fastly approaching, the Evansville Otters are looking for host families to help the incoming players next summer.
If you are a host family or are interested in becoming one this season, please visit Turoni's on Main St. at 7 pm.
When players decide to continue their baseball career in independent baseball, many travel from across the country to play in the Frontier League. This means that they are hours away from friends and family members. For this reason, when they arrive in Evansville, they look for a touch of home to make them feel welcome.
One way the community "adopts" the players is by serving as host families during the season. Families provide housing, as well as a support system, for the player(s) they host.