Host Family


Become a Host Family and be a part of the Wilmington Sharks Summer Experience!

WHAT DO I PROVIDE?
A home away from home for a player and a family support system

WHY WOULD I WANT TO DO THIS?
Because it is a great family experience! It is exciting to go out and support your “adopted summer son” and the rest of the team. The Coastal Plain League is well-respected and it is a chance to see talented college players who may one day make it to the majors! It is a family atmosphere that is just a lot of fun for all!

WHAT’S IT LIKE?
You don’t really see them much-The Sharks schedule is hectic, they get in late, they usually sleep late because they are tired from the night before, and they leave mid-afternoon for the field! They don’t have many off days... The Sharks provide dinner for the players on game days, but the players need access to food for breakfast and lunch. How you do that varies from family to family.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
Send an email to [email protected] and the Sharks will follow up with more information!

ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?
There is no guarantee that you will get a particular player or particular position or that your player will be here the whole summer. Placement is assigned based on many factors and things happen: situations arise and players leave (injuries, family circumstances, conditional contracts, etc.)

Players are expected to abide by YOUR house rules, but you must let them know what your expectations are.

Thank you for your willingness to consider being a host family! Without host families, the Wilmington Sharks could not exist and your generosity in opening your home to these players is appreciated so much. We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you to our 2023 Host Families!

Chris and Carrie Barnette

Keith and Christine Broderick

Daniel and Amanda Brown

Nate and Heather Caldwell

Denise Carty

Jane Chacon

Matt and Kande Collins

Scott Coonradt

Lynn Duffy

Sarah and Zach Gilbert

Tommy Griffin

Christine Guthrie

Ted and Debi Hammonds

Chris Haney

Wayne and Jennifer Jones

Joel Kay

Tony and Marie Kirschner

Chris and Cindy Kuhne

Donna and Tom Lamont

Michele and Mike McCullough

Kristen McKenna

Ben Namiot

Amanda Norris

Al and Kim O'Briant

Brad and Mary Platzke

Kassie Rempel

Brian and Kerri Schafer

Kelli and Tripp Smith

Ginny Stephens and Chris Conrad

Brooke and Mark Sumner

Jamie and Jonathan Swanson

Pamela and Will Thornton

William (Sonny) and Cheryl Lee

Laura Williams

Trish and Tom Ziermann