We couldn’t be happier with the families who welcomed our Tomahawks players into their homes as part of our team. It takes a very special family to open their home (and hearts) to a teenager who is far from home and in need of much more than just a room. They need a family. If you think your family has the right stuff, please consider joining us.
We have a few openings for billet families for the 2015– 2016 season. The Tomahawks player’s, age 16-20, needs are the same as any teenager’s: a room of their own, nutritious meals (and plenty of them!), and the kind of support only a family can provide.
Our players come from different backgrounds, areas of the country and in some cases from different countries. They come to play hockey. They need a family while they are here.
The right match of billet family to player will bring tremendous benefits to everyone involved. The player will have a bed with a roof over his head, and good nutrition along with positive role models and the stability a family can provide. The family gains a new contributing member. You’ll gain a “big brother” for younger family members. Parents of younger children will have a glimpse of the future and learn how to provide guidance to a teenager while giving them room to grow.
The efforts of the billet families make a significant difference in the lives of young men who have left their homes and families to pursue a dream. We’ve seen players show dramatic changes in their confidence levels, grade point averages, social graces, behavior, work ethic, relationships with others, and so much more. The benefit derived from placing players with billet families is truly immeasurable.
The bond you will form with your player will last a lifetime. It’s not uncommon for players and their billet families to stay in touch for years after their playing days are over. They truly become a permanent part of your family.
Several billet families from last season and our staff are ready and willing to help you with any questions you may have. Please read through our team billet information and then give us a call at (814) 536-4625 to talk about joining the Tomahawks as a billet family.
The management and staff of the Johnstown Tomahawks greatly appreciate those considering serving as billet families for the upcoming season. The information below documents the benefits and responsibilities involved in serving as a billet family. Closer to the start of the season, each billet family will be provided with the “Rules and Regulations” section of the player’s contact to ensure they know exactly what we’re expecting of our players during their time with us.
Thank you for taking the time to read the following information and considering the opportunity to change the life of a young man. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 814-536-4625, if you have questions or need further information. After reviewing the information, if you want to pursue the possibility of billeting a player, please complete the form that is included in this information and submit to the Johnstown Tomahawks either by fax (814-536-4644) or by mailing it to The Johnstown Tomahawks, 326 Napoleon Street, Suite 115, Johnstown, PA 15901.
Nancy Turchak, Billet Coordinator