Join the Rafters Organization as a Host Family!

The Rafters are looking for families to host players for the 2021 Summer

Have a spare bedroom for a future big leaguer? Want to help a young athlete reach their dream? Every year, roughly 50 elite college baseball players come to Wisconsin Rapids from all around the country, to better their baseball skills and showcase their talent in the Northwoods League. What most people don’t know is there’s a way to get more involved with the organization and the players than just attending the games. The Rafters have a Host Family Program where members of the Greater Wisconsin Rapids community step up and host players for the season.

Not only does hosting a player connect you with Rafters Baseball, but it provides you with an opportunity to connect with young, aspiring athletes from around the United States. Hosting players allows families to develop fun and strong connections with the Rafters and Northwoods League organization. Over the last ten years there have been over 70 former Rafters play professional baseball, most of which are currently still playing.

Hosting a player allows you to establish new connections with the athletes, their family, and potentially their future. Previous and current host families continue to keep in contact with the players they have hosted, including making cross country visits. Hosting a player can widen your perspective, allow you to meet new people from around the country, and show support to aspiring baseball players, while having a summer full of fun and baseball.

Additional benefits of hosting a Rafters player includes:

-Each member of your immediate family will receive FREE Bleacher Season Tickets with the ability to upgrade at a discounted rate.
-Your family will receive a Merchandise Discount at the Rafters Team Shop.
-Your family will receive a FREE Pass allowing entrance into all Northwoods League ballparks to watch the team on the road.
-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 may be getting to know a Future Major League Baseball Star.
-You have the potential for the creation of a Long-Term Friendship.
-Your family will receive a complimentary Daily Wave program insert each home game.
-Your family will attend Special Host Family Events throughout the year, including a Point Craft River Party at one game during the summer.
-Being more involved with the Community.
-Being a part of the Rafters Family and the benefits that come with.

If you are interested in hosting a player please fill out the form below. For questions and additional information email Hannah at 

Host Family Program Form

  • First NameMiddle InitialLast NameDate of BirthBoy/GirlLive at Home? 
  • By submitting this electronic application form, I hereby authorize the the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and Jo-Vin Baseball LLC to perform background checks of household members 18 years of age or older. I also certify the information provided is accurately listed and up to date.