A Stepping Stone on the Path to the Future

A Stepping Stone on the Path to the Future

MARYSVILLE, CALIFORNIA: The 2018 season will mark Walter Brown’s fifteenth year as a Host Parent for the Marysville Gold Sox. “We love to see such a genuine person like Walt open his doors for our players year after year,” says VP/GM Michael Mink, “it shows how well-knit our community is and how every single person is an important link to our baseball club.”

Mr. Brown decided to become a Host Parent in 2003 after talking to the General Manager at the time. He said he had the room in his house and decided it would be a good idea to host a few players during the season. After all, “these are all college kids with big dreams,” he says. 
This past season, Mr. Brown hosted three Gold Sox players and says he loved the camaraderie between them, “There were lots of hugs and lots of love, and respect...I had three great players and overall gentlemen” he prides.
The most rewarding aspect about being a Host Parent for Mr. Brown is “seeing them progress and getting to be a stepping stone on their path to the future.” Many players stay in touch with him after staying him for the summer; “[they] come to me for advice that they should be going to their parents for,” he jokes, “but it’s because they trust me.” 
As someone who hosts up to five players a season, this is his advice for people wanting to host players in the upcoming seasons: “The biggest thing is to start with one, don’t start with two or three; and don’t overload yourself. It’s the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done.” 
For more information on how to host a player for the 2018 season, visit www.goldsox.com, pick-up an information sheet/application at our office on 429 10th Street in Marysville, or call 530.741.3600.
The Marysville Gold Sox are currently offering special prices on all business packages. From now through October 31st, business partnerships are 25% off. For more information call 530.741.3600, email team@goldsox.com, or stop by our office on 429 10th Street in Marysville. 
Almost all season ticket packages for the 2018 season are 25% off. This great deal is only available until October 31st, so act now before it it too late. For pricing information and to purchase these, call 530.741.3600, go online at www.goldsox.com, or stop by our office on 429 10th Street in Marysville. 
All Gold Sox merchandise is currently 25% off during the month of September. Fans have the chance to get all their favorite gear from the 2017 season at a great low price. For more information about the products and available sizes, visit www.goldsox.com, visit our office on 429 10th Street in Marysville, or call 530.741.3600.  
This summer, the Marysville Gold Sox visited Casa de Esperanza to hand out all of the incredible stuffed animals that our fans donated at each game. We are currently still accepting gently used stuffed animals/blankets for children at Casa de Esperanza in the off season. Big or small, every donation will comfort a child who has just gotten out of an abusive situation. Donations can be dropped off at our office on 429 10th Street in Marysville. 


The Great West League is one of the premier summer collegiate wood bat leagues in North America, providing a professional, minor league baseball atmosphere for top college players seeking professional baseball careers, while providing affordable family entertainment and enriching the quality of life in its member communities.
Gold Sox ticket and advertising information for the 2018 season at Colusa Casino Stadium are available now. 
For questions about the 2018 season, please contact us at (530) 741-3600, by email at team@goldsox.com, or in person by stopping by the Yuba-Sutter Community Baseball Office located at 429 10th Street, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday. 
For more information about Gold Sox Baseball, visit us at www.goldsox.com.