GARDEN CITY -- When players come to play for the Boise Hawks, they get assigned to host families who see to it that players get a place to stay, eat, and shower. But the players get even more than that too.
Twenty-two families around town are hosting the ballplayers this year. Often times, the players get so close with their host parents, they call them mom and dad. Host parents say they follow the players throughout their careers.
The program's coordinator says they players do not have to pay for room and board, which is unique to the Hawks. She says other teams in the league require players to pay.
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