Capitals seeking billet families

The Cowichan Valley Capitals are on the hunt for billet families for the 2014/15 B.C. Hockey League season.

“Billet families play a pivotal role in the success of our team and our players both on and off the ice,” a release from the team said. “Billeting is a very rewarding experience for our athletes who are away from home, sometimes for the first time, and we believe it is very rewarding for the billet families as well.”

Billet families are asked to provide a private bedroom and closet, nutritious meals, a patient, caring, positive and friendly home atmosphere, and the same guidance and attention they would want for their own children. Families receive season tickets to home games, a monthly stipend, 15 per cent off team merchandise, and an invitation to the year-end awards banquet.

Players arrive in mid to late August, allowing them to register for high school or college and prepare for training camp, which begins August 29.

Anyone interested should fill out the application available at cowichancapitals. com and email or deliver it to the Capitals office. For more information, contact Amy Blatchford at amy.blatchford@cowichancapitals. com