We are gratified that so many of our IceRays families are willing to open their homes to the Corpus Christi IceRays players as Host families. The Host family is an integral part of our organization, and without their efforts, our club would not be successful! Host families invite these IceRays players into their homes to be a part of their family for eight months out of the year. In turn the players, age 16-20, take part in many aspects of normal family life with their hosts, from family meals to taking on active “big brother” roles at times with their younger host family brothers and sisters in their homes away from home. A vital factor in accomplishing that goal is assigning players to Host families who serve as authority figures, role models, and extended family to their assigned player. The efforts of the Host families make a significant difference in the lives of the young men who have left their homes and families to pursue a dream. In our past experience we’ve seen players show dramatic changes in their confidence level, grade point averages, social graces, behavior, work ethic, relationship to others, and so much more. The benefit derived from placing the players with Host families is truly immeasurable. The unique bonds your family will form with the player(s) you house will last a lifetime. It is not uncommon for players, years after their time in the league, to keep in close contact with their former Host family: keeping them informed of their collegiate, professional and family lives and, in many cases, even inviting their former Host families to their weddings! The management and staff of the Corpus Christi IceRays greatly appreciate those considering serving as a Host family for the upcoming season. The information below documents the benefits and responsibilities involved in serving as a Host family. Closer to the start of the season, each Host family will be provided with the “Rules and Regulations” section of the player’s contract to ensure that they know exactly what we’re expecting of our players during their time with us. Thank you for taking the time to read the following information and considering the opportunity to change the life of a young man. After reviewing the information, if you want to pursue the possibility of hosting a player, please complete the form below.