Host Families


Young athletes travel from all over the U.S. and abroad for the chance to play minor league baseball, in hopes of someday making it to the big leagues.  The Gary SouthShore RailCats Host Family program plays a major role in creating a fun and exciting atmosphere that players get to experience as a ‘Cat. Each season, caring households throughout Northwest Indiana open their doors to RailCats players.  A host family gives a player a home away from home, and allows him to relax and pursue his dream of making it to the major leagues.

Hosting a RailCats player is great opportunity! Are you interested in becoming a Gary SouthShore RailCats host family? For each player that you host, you’ll receive two season tickets; many families host two players a season, giving the family four season tickets to use. You’ll also be invited to special host family events throughout the year. Players usually arrive the first week of May, and depart in the first or second week of September, making the commitment a little over four months. If you are interested in hosting a RailCats player for the 2022 season, please contact us at [email protected].