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Host Families

Our host families are the lifeblood of our operation. Host families open their homes and hearts to our players, helping them connect to our community and provide a space where they can relax, reflect, and socialize.

The Host Family Program is comprised of local Charlottesville-area families who open their homes and hearts to the players and coaches participating in Charlottesville’s collegiate summer baseball program, the Tom Sox. The host families are one of the most important and influential aspects of a baseball player’s summer league experience. Many of the players are in a brand new environment, away from home and school. The goal of the program is to help players adjust to moving to a new area, assist them as they get acquainted with the Charlottesville community, and provide a safe and stable living environment. The relationships that are forged between the players and their host families will be memorable and last a lifetime.

The season begins right after Memorial Day and continues through the first week of August, including playoffs. Players and coaches will arrive in late May; some may arrive later depending on their college team’s schedule and/or postseason play. 

Host Families’ Responsibilities

  • Provide a bed and access to a bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room. Providing a list of house rules is highly encouraged.
  • Allow access to your house via key, garage door opener, or code.
  • Provide parking for one or two vehicles. We encourage carpooling. Transportation is not provided by host families.
  • We encourage family meals with players when possible. Snacks and breakfast foods are appreciated but not required.
  • Players appreciate host families attending games to support them. Home games are played at CHO Airport Field at Charlottesville High School.

What to Expect

  • Games can be as frequent as six nights a week. Players will be gone most afternoons and evenings, and those who have internships or jobs will also be gone during the day.
  • Players may be returning from the games very late at night.
  • Remember, baseball is their passion. There will be good and bad days. The host family often plays a critical role helping them to navigate those not-so-good days.
  • We cannot guarantee that a player will stay with you the entire season. Injuries, pitch count limits, performance issues, or other obligations may result in a player leaving during the summer. Players may be replaced, with permission.

All host families receive a free season pass, providing free admission and parking to home and away regular season games.

Interested in becoming a Tom Sox host family?

Contact Tom Sox Host Family Coordinator Brooke Canova.

Add to Calendar

Google Calendar

Follow these instructions to add to your Google Calendar:

2. Click the following link to visit Google. Paste the copied link into the URL field then click Add Calendar to complete the process.

Outlook Calendar/Office 365

Currently, Microsoft does not support our format of live calendar. They do, however, support downloaded files. Follow these instructions to add to Outlook:

1.

Click this link to download the calendar file to your computer.

2. Visit Outlook’s calendar view, press Add Calendar, then Import ICS.
3. Select the ICS file you downloaded and the calendar you’d like to import to, then click import.
Please note that this format does not support live updates of game dates and times.

Other Calendar

Follow these instructions to add to your calendar app:

2. Find the function in your chosen calendar app to add a calendar by URL. It may be called “subscribe via link” or “add shared calendar”. Paste the link there, then press the respective button to add to your calendar.

If such a function does not exist, click the below link to download the calendar file and upload it to your calendar app. Please note that this calendar will not update if game dates or times change.
Tom Sox Calendar

Tom Sox Poker Tournament

March 23 – 7 PM – Elks Lodge