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New Britain Bees in need of 'host families'

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The New Britain Bees are in need of host families for its players for the upcoming 2016 season. (@newbritainbees) The New Britain Bees are in need of host families for its players for the upcoming 2016 season. (@newbritainbees)
NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -

A Connecticut minor league baseball team is asking for help in housing their players for their inaugural season.

The New Britain Bees is in need of host families for its players for the upcoming 2016 season.

"If you're looking for a great way to get involved with your hometown team, hosting a Bee is the perfect opportunity. The experience provides families with the chance to know a professional athlete and develop an everlasting bond," the New Britain Bees said in a statement on Wednesday. 

Anyone interested in hosting a player needs the following items in their home:

  • A private bedroom for the player
  • Use of a bathroom,
  • Use of a washer/dryer
  • Use of a kitchen 

Any offer amenities would be appreciated by the players and the Bees, but are not necessary to be selected as a host family.

The team is also looking for homes and apartments available to rent for the upcoming 2016 season.

Anyone who is a host family will the chance to enjoy the following opportunities:

  • Enjoy exclusive access and experiences
  • Having lunch with the team prior to the 2016 season
  • Receiving on field recognition before a game
  • Taking the field with their player
  • Enjoying a game from a luxury suite (20 tickets included) during the season. 

The first game for the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball team is on April 21 at New Britain Stadium. This is the team’s inaugural season after the Rock Cats moved to Hartford and became the Yard Goats.

Anyone interested in being a host family is asked to call the team at 860-826-BEES (2337) or email info@nbbees.com. 

For more information on the New Britain Bees, click here.

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