Host families play a crucial role in summer collegiate baseball, as many of the players on the Salamanders roster are not from Holly Springs. As NCAA student athletes, Salamanders players are not allowed to accept pay for playing in a summer league. As a result, summer collegiate baseball leagues have relied on local families to house their players.
Host families are only obligated to provide a spare bedroom and access to a bathroom and laundry facilities. Each player is responsible for their own food and transportation, although the host family may include the player in family meals and activities.
Hosting a Salamanders player can be a rewarding experience for the host family. Salamanders players are excellent role models for young children and teenagers, and are great company for the entire household. Often players and host families share a friendship that lasts well beyond the end of the season.
The Salamanders will host a dinner for the host families and the players during the season and will be recognized on the field at a Salamanders game.
If you are interested in hosting a Holly Springs Salamanders player, please do one of the following:
1) Contact the Salamanders by calling (919) 249-7322 and press #1 for Tommy Atkinson.
2) Download a printable application Click Here to Download
3) The form can be returned to the Salamanders Office at:
101 Tennis Court Drive, Holly Springs, NC 27540
or mailed to P.O Box 1208 Holly Springs, NC 27540
Thank you for your support and we look forward to you being part of the Salamanders family!