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Bucks Seek Host Families for Summer

Waterloo, Iowa – The Waterloo Bucks are now taking applications for host families for the 2016 season.  Each summer, the Bucks bring over 30 college-aged men from schools across the country to represent the Cedar Valley in a Bucks uniform. 

Host families gresshouse, feed, and provide the player with support throughout the summer.  Each player becomes a member of their host family during their time in the area.  Hosting a player can be a rewarding experience, as numerous lifetime relationships have been forged between players and their host families over the years.

Over the past 21 seasons, Waterloo Bucks host families have been an important part of the team's and the Northwoods League’s success both on and off the field.  Having a player become part of a local family helps these young men find a sense of normalcy in an unfamiliar city.

Here's the Pitch:
– Provide a home and bed for player(s) during the Bucks season.
– Every member of your immediate family will receive complimentary Reserved Seat season tickets.  Any family who hosts multiple players will receive Box Seat season tickets for every member of the immediate family.
– Your family will be invited to attend special events.
– The player will be a positive role model for your children.
– You will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the future of a young man.
– You might be getting to know a future Major League Baseball player.
– You have the potential for the creation of a long-term friendship.

Families or individuals interested in housing a college-aged player and becoming part of the Bucks’ family may apply by calling General Manager Dan Corbin at (319) 274-9389 or e-mailing corbin@waterloobucks.com.

The Bucks play at Riverfront Stadium where the team will welcome a new state of the art video board in 2016 thanks to a matching grant from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association.  Team ownership has invested more than $170,000 in improvements since the end of the 2014 season including painted bleachers, public Wi-Fi, sound system, group outing areas, and concessions equipment.  Season tickets and group outings are currently on sale by calling the Bucks’ Ticket Line at (319) 232-5633.  Fans are encouraged to stay in touch during the off-season with the Bucks by utilizing their website at www.waterloobucks.com or utilizing the Waterloo Bucks app.

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The Waterloo Bucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2016, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 140 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit www.waterloobucks.com.