A note from the GM

My host family, the Southalls, and I celebrating the 2006 Valley League Championship

With the 2012 season fast approaching, the Lexington Hustlers are preparing to welcome players from around the country to the bluegrass.

Once again, we’re on the hunt for host families to take advantage of the opportunity to having our  players be a part of their households. A lot of our guys will be living with local families during the summer, which really helps off-set their living expenses. As NCAA regulations prohibit the team from paying players, host families are one of the most important pieces of community involvement with the Hustlers.

The support from our community for our first two years has been awesome, and we’re all excited about continuing to improve our product on the field as move forward. Community involvement is huge here, as nearly every successful summer organization has a strong base of host families and community supporters.

The Baxters with my roommate and I during the 2010 season with the Southern Illinois Miners

Throughout my collegiate and professional career that spanned almost ten years, I lived in nine different states and spent time with nearly as many host families. I still talk with nearly every one of them.

So give it a shot. You don’t live too far away, they won’t mind your pets, and no, us baseball guys do not need a whole lot go get by. I’ve shared rooms up to 45 minutes away from our home field and lived with dogs, cats, sugar gliders, and even parrots! I truly believe that it was a fun and enriching experience for everyone involved, and it’s created long-lasting relationships that I will never forget.

For more information or to sign up, e-mail us at lexingtonhustlers@gmail.com.

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About Lexington Hustlers

Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League (GLSCL) team est. 2010. Named after the original Lexington Hustlers of the 1940s and 1950s. Roster is comprised of some of the top players in college baseball; many from the central Kentucky area, and most of our staff comes from our internship program, which is largely responsible for performing organizational duties throughout the summer.
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