Ballplayers need housing

To the Editor:

The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks are looking for three more spots for players to live this summer. If you have a bedroom in your house, we’d love to hear from you. Players arrive in the beginning of June and leave by mid-August. This is a collegiate baseball league, so these are college age boys coming to the Island to play ball for the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks. A stipend of $500 is paid to participating host families. Each family will also receive a season pass to all our home games.

These boys have been a welcome addition to many Island homes for the past three summers, and we are looking to add some more Island families to our list of supporters this June. It’s a great opportunity for a family with young ball players, as well as a lively addition to just about any kind of family.

If you are interested please email me at You may also go to and click on the host family tab. We have described what it takes to become a host family there. Please consider it.

Jessica Burnham

MV Sharks