Join the team and bring a Ducks player home

(Central Islip, N.Y., Jan. 20, 2012)
– The Long Island Ducks are currently seeking members of the Long Island community that are interested in becoming host families for a Ducks player during the 2012 baseball season.

Hosting a player provides a rare opportunity to get involved with the Long Island Ducks on a personal level. Players will often become an “adopted member of your family” during their time on Long Island and beyond, staying in touch with their host families for years to come. Each season, hosting a player has been an extremely positive experience for both the players and the families.

“The family was unbelievable,” said outfielder Matt Esquivel regarding the Haas Family of Kings Park, who has hosted players during each of the last six seasons. “They were always there for us and were very accommodating, even when we got back late from road trips. I can’t say enough about them!”

The Ducks make the requirements to be a host family very simple. If you can provide a private bedroom along with use of a bathroom, washer/dryer and kitchen for a Long Island Duck, then you can be a host. Any other amenities that you are willing and able to provide will be greatly appreciated by your player.

For information about the Long Island Ducks Housing Program, please call Gerry at 631-940-3825, ext. 114. Interested families can also send an email to [email protected].

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip, N.Y. The Ducks have led the Atlantic League in attendance for 12 consecutive seasons. For season ticket or advertising information, visit or call 631-940-DUCK.