The Willmar WarHawks are seeking good homes to house a WarHawks player for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. Players in the North American Tier 3 Hockey League come from all corners of the country and around the globe-last year alone the NA3HL boasted players from Canada, Russia, Sweden and Slovakia, among others-and when they arrive in Willmar they need a place to live during the season. This is where host families are very important, by performing the incredibly vital job of providing WarHawks hockey players with a place to live while these young men chase their dream of playing ice hockey at the collegiate and professional levels.
Housing families invite these players into their homes to be a part of their family for eight months out of the year. They are not a renter, but a part of your family. The unique bond your family will form with the player(s) you house last a lifetime. It is not uncommon for players, years after their time in the league, to keep in close contact with their former billet family: keeping them informed of their collegiate, professional and family lives.
It is easy to become a housing family for WarHawks Hockey, with a few requirements.
- Provide a separate private bedroom
- Daily meals/nutritional food for each player you house
Housing families are compensated a monthly stipend of $300 per player to cover grocery expenses. In addition your family receives two season tickets per player for the WarHawks home games.
WarHawks players report to Willmar at the end of August and stay until the end of the regular season in early April. If the WarHawks qualify for the playoffs the player may be there until mid-April.
The players adhere to a strict set of rules while in Willmar; rules which are observed at the rink and at home. Family/ house rules are also part of the guidelines for the boys.
WarHawks Hockey is looking for housing families, both short-term and long-term. If you have questions or are interested in becoming a housing family, please contact Billet Coordinator, Sue Martin at (320)894-8582 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.