Host Families

host-familyOne of the key elements in the success of any collegiate summer baseball program is the willingness of local families to serve as Host Families. These families take the players into their homes for the summer, providing a safe and comfortable place for them to live and make it possible for us to have a local team.

Being a Host Family means providing a player with nutritious meals, a comfortable place to sleep and store his belongings. The players are required to live under your house rules and be respectful of your home, family and family activities. We ask our Host Families to provide a clean and pleasant environment, including a bedroom, for the player staying with them, along with reasonable use of bathroom and laundry facilities.

If you would be willing to serve as a Host Family or would like more information about becoming a Host Family, please contact us as soon as possible, as we are still in need of several families who can take a player or two for the upcoming season. Thank you in advance for considering becoming a Host Family.

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Chico Heat To Host the All-Star Game

Get your All-Star tickets now by calling 725-5444 or visit ChicoHeat.com to buy tickets online.

The GWL All-Stars will be looking to leave their mark on the league’s mid-summer classic, showcasing their pro-prospect skills at Nettleton Stadium on the campus of California State University, Chico on Monday, July 24, beginning at 7:05 pm. The official pre-game ceremony will begin at 6:40pm with the introduction of this year’s All-Stars followed by the National Anthem. The Home Run Durby will begin at 5:15pm. Gates will open at 3:30pm for fans to watch batting practice, if they wish.   [...]

Last year, the All-Star Game was played in Medford, OR where the league’s best players were taken from each team and divided into North vs South rosters. This year, the All-Star game will offer fans a bit of a twist as the 2017 Chico Heat will face the best players from each of the five other teams in what the league has coined a “Chico Heat vs. the league” match-up.

“We wanted to give our fans in Chico an opportunity to see their home team take on the most talented players in the league and quite frankly some of the best baseball prospects in the country” said Heat GM Hunter Hampton.

The GWL World team will be compromised of twenty-three (23) players –nominated by the league managers; twelve of these players will be players identified by the Major League Scouting Bureau as “top prospects.” The roster for league team will be named Tuesday July 19th. Chico will have its entire roster available to play and will be coached by skipper Fred Ludwig. Last season, Ludwig was named 2016 GWL Coach of the Year and won the GWL Inaugural Season Championship with the Heat.

In the days leading up to the All-Star game, parents and fans will have the opportunity to bid on one of two Batboy/Batgirl spots: one for the Chico Heat and one for the World team. Proceeds from this bid process will go entirely to the Boys and Girls Club of North Valley. Stay tuned to www.ChicoHeat.com for bidding details.

Chico Heat season ticket holders and twelve (12) game mini-plans will have their All-Star Game tickets included and individual tickets will go on sale May 15, 2017. For more ticket information call the Chico Heat office at 530-725-5444.

About the Great West League:

The Great West League is one of the premier summer collegiate wood bat leagues in North America, providing a professional, minor league-like atmosphere for top college players seeking professional baseball careers, while providing affordable family entertainment and enriching the quality of life in its member communities.

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Contact:

Hunter Hampton, Chico Heat GM

530-725-5444 (w)

chicoheatgm@gmail.com