Become A Host Family
The Skeeters Host Family Program is extremely important to the entire baseball operation. By hosting a player, you give that player a sense of home during the course of a long season.
It is something that has proven to be a very rewarding experience for both players and host families over the course of the league's history. It is also a way to experience the behind-the-scenes environment of what it is like to be a member of our team during the course of a season - an experience that cannot be obtained any other way.
Host families will receive a number of benefits, including:
- Tickets (up to 4) upon request for each Skeeters home game
- Free parking pass to all Skeeters home games
- Invitation to all season ticket holder exclusive events
- 10% discount in Skeeters Team Store
- Season ticket holder cup for $2 off drink refills
Players in the league have always been very appreciative of the willingness of host families to open their homes and, in a way, adopt them into their family. These relationships are often kept long past the time the player lives with their host family.
Certainly, it is a commitment to open one's home for an entire season and it is our goal to assist prospective host families in pairing them with a player in the most comfortable fit for both parties. Host families are more than welcome to set parameters regarding the living environment and expectations that must be met. After all, it is still your home.
Thank you for your interest in being a host family!
The Skeeters support in-kind donation requests submitted by qualifying for nonprofit organizations with 501c3 tax status. Requirements and Donation Information:
- Proper donation request form must be submitted in order to be considered. Must be a qualifying nonprofit organization to receive a donation. 501c3 form is required upon request.
- We cannot provide donations to individuals, appreciation awards, or for employee/customer appreciation raffles or prizes. (Please see Deacon's Dugout Ticket Giveback if you are interested in individual/group recognition or looking to bring your nonprofit group to a game.)
- The Skeeters goal is to assist as many groups as possible every year, so donations are limited to one per calendar year per organization and are also limited to the Greater Houston Area.
- The Skeeters are unable to make monetary donations or provide sponsorships.
- All donations must be picked up at the Sugar Land Skeeters Front Office located at Constellation Field.
- Donation requests are usually filled a month out from the event. Requests must be received at least six (6) weeks prior to your event.
Due to the high volume of requests we receive, we are unable to accept phone calls regarding the status of your request; all communication from the Skeeters will come via e-mail. *Denotes Required Fields.
Student Athlete of the Month
Caitlin Smith is a freshman at Churchill Fulshear High School in Fulshear, Texas. She is the starting varsity pitcher for the Chargers and led them in their inaugural varsity season this year. She was recently awarded the Fulshear Softball Defensive Player of the Year – a great honor to receive as a freshman. When she is not pitching for Fulshear, Caitlin plays outfield and 2nd base for the Houston Power 16U team.
Caitlin has been very successful in numerous other sports including cross country, volleyball, basketball and track. Besides being a standout athlete at Fulshear, Caitlin also excels not only in softball but in her academic pursuits, as well. She currently has a 4.0 GPA in all Pre-AP classes.Caitlin just received the LCISD All- District Honorable Mention. When Caitlin is not leading her team in softball she is a member of the Fulshear FFA and the National Charity League. Caitlin is the Communications Officer on the leadership board of the NCL Brazos Belles chapter. She enjoys volunteering in various ways both at her school and in her community. Some of her volunteer works include helping at the Houston Food Bank, Lunches of Love, League of Dreams and at Wertheimer Middle School. Caitlin also had the opportunity to work with the Red Cross during Hurricane Harvey.
In the Fall of 2021, Caitlin will attend college and hopes to continue her softball career at the collegiate level. Although she has not yet chosen where she will attend college, she has been in contact with several prospective colleges for both academics and softball. She is interested in the sports medicine field as well as dentistry/orthodontics as possible future career paths.
Caitlin attributes her faith in God and support of her family as the keys to her success both on and off the softball field. She wants to thank her parents, Tiffani and David, for all their love, support and guidance they give her each and every day. She also wants to thank her grandparents Brad and Judy Smith and Jack and Estelle Hudson. They are some of her biggest supporters and cheerleaders. Since starting softball at the age of 6, Caitlin has been blessed with many terrific coaches and teachers. She wants to thank them all, including her Fulshear coaches: Micah Bumstead and Lisa Slavinski. Caitlin would also like to thank her Houston Power Coach Christy Connors and pitching coach Bruce Middleton. These coaches have inspired Caitlin to work hard and always do her very best!