MARK & RENEA KLEIN
LARKS HOST FAMILY SINCE 2018
WHAT LED YOU TO BECOMING A HOST FAMILY?
Originally, for the Larks inaugural season we had corporate season tickets. The Larks asked us, ‘Would you like to be a host family?’
Mark didn’t think I would want to do it, but when he asked me I said, ‘Why not!’ We tried it and loved it. Now we’ve been a host family for the past five seasons.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING A HOST FAMILY?
Getting to know the guys, they’re all cool young men. All of our kids are grown up and it’s really nice to have someone in the house and have people to cook for. The players also stay in touch after the season. One of the players from years ago still wishes me a Happy Mother’s Day every year.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO WITH THE PLAYERS WHEN THEY’RE IN TOWN?
It depends on the player, some are quiet and others join us every night to watch TV. Mark loves to take the boys out fishing and spend guy time together, chilling on the boat.
WHAT IMPACT HAS HOSTING PLAYERS HAD ON YOU TWO?
In the past I wasn’t really into sports, other than going to our son’s sporting events. Mark was a big sports fan though. After becoming a host family we have bonded over the Larks thanks to the connection we have with the players and the team.