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ThunderBolts Seek Host Families For 2006

Crestwood, IL - The Windy City ThunderBolts are in the process of lining up host families for the upcoming 2006 season. The host family program allows members of the community to become more than just fans and play an important role in the lives of the players.

The ThunderBolts fill their roster with players from all across the country. The host family program is a way to provide the players a home away from home during the season. Players and host families form bonds with each other that last well beyond the end of the season.

Host families will need to have space available beginning in early May when players arrive for spring training. The season will end in early to mid-September. Host families are not expected to provide housing once the season is over. The ThunderBolts play a 96-game schedule with 48 at home and 48 on the road. Due to team travel, players will be gone approximately half of the time.

Players are responsible for their own transportation, phone calls, laundry, and dining. Specific arrangements can be worked out between individual players and families.

In return for their hospitality, host families will receive two full season tickets per player. For more information on becoming a host family, please contact Host Family Coordinator Robbin Zaffino at 708-489-2255.

The ThunderBolts will put single game tickets on sale on Friday, March 24 at 8AM. Full season tickets, skybox suites, group outings, birthday parties, and Kids Club memberships are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling 708-489-2255. For the latest team news and schedule info, please visit www.wcthunderbolts.com. The Windy City ThunderBolts are a member of the 10-team Frontier League. The Frontier League is an independent league with teams throughout the Midwest.


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