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Host Families Needed for Jr. Blues Players

05/12/2016, 1:00pm CDT
By Affton Hockey

Host Families Needed for Junior Blues

Host families are an important part of the St. Louis Jr. Blues organization. The generosity and hospitality of our host families make it possible for a young player to pursue his dream of playing collegiate and professional hockey.

What is a Host Family?
The St. Louis Jr. Blues are a Tier III Junior A ice hockey team in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL). This year’s team features players from around the United States and Europe. Host families provide room and board for out-of-town players during the season, typically from early September until the end of the playoffs in March.

What are the Responsibilities of a Host Family?
Host families provide a fun, safe, family-like living environment for a player to call home. Host families feed players and provide them with a bed.

Do Host Families Receive Payment?
Host families receive a monthly payment of $300 to cover the cost of food.

Why Should My Family Host a Player?
Serving as a host family is a highly rewarding experience. Host families develop deep and lasting bonds with their players and can be a vital part of their development as an athlete and a person.

Who are the Players?
St. Louis Jr. Blues players are 16 to 20 years old and come from the United States, Canada, and Europe. High school aged players are enrolled in local high schools and high school graduates are enrolled in junior college courses, are employed, or engage in team activities during the day. Players practice daily and play games on Saturdays and Sundays.

Want to Help?
For more information visit the St. Louis Jr. Blues website www.stljrblues.org or contact Ryan Schilli at r.schilli@sbcglobal.net.

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