Do you love baseball? Would you like to make a positive impact on the life of a future star? The Wausau Woodchucks are seeking host families who will welcome players into their homes for the season (Late May – Mid August). The host family program is vital to the success of every team in the Northwoods League, both on and off the field!

Previous host families have this to say about their experiences:

“They (the players and their families) come as strangers, we become friends, they leave as family.”

“As empty-nesters this was a great opportunity to keep us young at heart. Having ‘the boys’ in the house every summer reminds us of when our own boys were younger and involved in sports and other activities. Plus, it’s always a great time at the ballpark.”

“This will be our 6th year hosting Woodchuck players.  It has been a very positive experience for our family getting to know these players and in most cases their extended families.  We still maintain contact with most of them and continue to watch them grow as both players and in their lives after baseball.”

Hosting a Woodchucks player is a rewarding experience that can develop into a life long friendship!

The Pitch:
Provide a home, a bed and some meals for the player(s) during the season.


  • $750 Woodchucks Gift Card for your Family
  • Special Host Family Events
  • You will make a positive impact on the future of a young man
  • You may be getting to know a future Major League Baseball star
  • Community involvement
  • Giveaways at Woodchucks games

Does the player require his own bedroom?
-Most families offer the player a spare room

Will I have to provide meals for the player?
-You will be asked to provide meals while the team is in town. On game days, lunch and dinner is provided by the team.

Will I have to provide transportation for the player?
-Some players will have their own car, but others may need a ride to the ballpark. The Wausau Woodchucks Host Family Coordinator can assist in setting up carpools as well.

If you are interested in hosting a player for the summer, fill out the Host Family Application,  email or call Ryan Treu, President/GM at 715.845.5055.