Dockhounds Seeking Dancers and Ballplayer Host Families

March 11, 2024
Dockhounds seeking dancers and host families for players.

In preparation for the 2024 baseball season, the Lake Country Dockhounds are holding auditions for a brand-new dance team to entertain fans. They’re also seeking host families to provide housing for the team’s players. 

The Lake Country Dockettes, presented by Bubbl’r, are the new dance team that will provide energy and entertainment during home games this season. 

Open auditions for women 18 years of age and older will be held on April 7 at Blue Rose Dance Studio, 2130 Silvernail Rd. in Pewaukee, beginning at 4 pm. To apply, dancers must register online via the team’s website.

“I am very excited to bring this opportunity to dancers in the area who are looking to showcase their talents at DockHounds games this summer,” said Kelley Harland, Team Coordinator and Dockettes dancer. “Our goal is to energize the crowd while igniting the spirit of the already dynamic atmosphere of DockHounds baseball games.”

Become a Host Family for a Ball Player Pursuing His Dream

Many Dockhounds fans are unaware that the players on the field are not making enough money at this stage of their careers to support themselves during the baseball season. This means that a host family is a critical part of the athlete’s ability to play with the team and try to advance his skills in the hope of a future in the major leagues. 

From about May 1 though September 10, host families provide a bedroom with access to a bathroom and laundry. Inviting the player to be part of family meals and activities is typical as they become part of the family throughout the season. The team tries to find homes within 20 minutes of the ballpark located at 1011 Blue Ribbon Circle N. in Oconomowoc. 

According to the team’s website, hosting a player is a very rewarding experience that builds long-lasting relationships between the families and players. In addition to playing a role in a young man’s pursuit of a career in professional baseball, the players can be excellent role models and companions for children and teenagers. 

Host families also get a few perks from the team, including:

  • A full-season ticket for each immediate family member living in the household
  • A discount on DockHounds merchandise
  • On-field recognition at a DockHounds home game
  • A special party for host families only
  • A special opportunity to take batting practice at the ballpark

To learn more or apply to become a host family, go to the Dockhounds website.