The Wisconsin Whalers have reached out to our club in hopes of identifying billet families for players coming to Madison to play Tier 3 Junior hockey.
Below is a note from the Whalers' Housing Director, Deb Vesling:
I am the Housing Director for the Wisconsin Whalers Junior Hockey Team that is getting set to start their 2nd season in Madison. Their home ice is Hartmeyer Ice Arena. We are in desperate need of billet families to house players. Would you be able to get word out to your organization about our need to see if anyone would consider housing a player or two? These are young men aged 16-21 who are devoted to their sport and will be very busy with daily practices and weekend games. They travel quite a bit too. Billet families are given a stipend of $290 per month per player to help defray the costs of feeding the players. We have a wonderful group of young men and we didn't have a single discipline problem last season. The team has very strict rules about behavior. I personally had 3 players live with my family and had a wonderful experience.
Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.