You can host an Otters player for the 2020 season

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EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) The Evansville Otters are seeking local individuals and households interested in joining the host family program and hosting an Otters player for the 2020 season.

Otters officials say players travel across the country to play in the Frontier League. When they get to Evansville, they are without their friends and families.

Host families provide housing, as well as a support system, for the player(s) they host.

Players need their own bedroom, but multiple players can share a bedroom. Some families house one player, and others house multiple players for the season.

The Evansville Otters are asking families to take players for both the season and for the two-week Spring Training period, April 29 through May 13.

The regular season starts May 14 and ends around Labor Day. In the case of potential postseason play for the Evansville Otters, host families will be needed through late September.

The Evansville Otters are currently taking host family applications for the 2020 season.

Host families and players are asked to complete a questionnaire before they are matched, and this enables the organization to match a player with the appropriate family.

Once an application is reviewed, a home interview is set to verify the family is a good fit for the program. 

Participants in the host family program receive benefits as an expression of gratitude on behalf of the Evansville Otters for their support. 

For more information about the host family program, visit, or contact Sally Smith at (812) 568-4782 or via email at

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 13, 2020)

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