Skip to content

Border Cats still seeking host families

Team looking to place players with local families during their time playing for the Cats.
Zane Skansi (left) congratulates Border Cats teammate Daylin Pena on Friday, July 7, 2023, after Pena hit his first Northwoods League home run against the Rochester Honkers. (Leith Dunick,

THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Border Cats are appealing to the public to consider becoming a host family for the 2024 Northwoods League season.

A host family houses one of the team’s players during his time with the Border Cats, providing a bedroom and one to two meals a day while the player is in town.

The team plays 36 games at Port Arthur Stadium and another 36 games on the road, from late May to early August.

"The Border Cats host family program is vital to the success of our organization. Having been a host family member myself, it is a very rewarding experience and the commitment is not as large as some people assume, so we hope the community will step up and lend their support,” said team vice-president Bryan Graham.

Host families receive free tickets to all Border Cats games, a $250 grocery gift card, a discount on team merchandise and more, Graham added.

For more information, email or visit

Interested fans can also phone the team office at 807-766-2287.

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
Read more


push icon
Be the first to read breaking stories. Enable push notifications on your device. Disable anytime.
No thanks