From the Aberdeen IronBirds:
Dear IronBirds fan,
Aberdeen IronBirds players begin arriving in Aberdeen this week. These players have the potential to become future Baltimore Orioles like Manny Machado, Matt Wieters, Nick Markakis and Kevin Gausman – all former IronBirds. Many of the players have stayed with a Host Family in the past, which created great experiences, lasting memories and friendships between rising stars and the families who helped them make their mark in Aberdeen.
In addition to seeing games, Host Families are recognized at an appreciation event toward the end of the season. But the best part is supporting an up and coming player and getting to know the inside stories and friendships.
If you would like to be considered as a potential host family, please fill out the online application form as soon as possible. You can complete the online application through this link:
The players begin arriving in Aberdeen on June 8 and will be assigned to their Host Family by June 12. The IronBirds are scheduled to start their season on the road Friday, June 13. The IronBirds first home game is Friday, June 20.
When the players start arriving they will look through all the applications and match themselves up with families. Then they will call you to set up a time to meet you and your family.
If you have any special requests for the player(s), make sure to note it on the application. Please let the player(s) know ahead of time what is expected of them. For instance, if you want them to pay part of the utilities bill, please make note of that.
Once again, we want to thank you for opening your hearts and your homes to the Aberdeen IronBirds.