To the Editor:
I would like to thank the Press for their recent article on the role that host families play for the Bristol Blues.
I have had a wonderful time hosting Bristol Blues players from all over the country during the last three summers. I encourage others, especially empty nesters, to consider doing it in the future.
The one point the article did not cover is the role of the host family coordinator. We are so fortunate that Ellen Zoppo-Sassu has served in that volunteer role since the Blues arrived in Bristol. She has a savvy knack of matching the right players with the right host families, is right there in case we have questions, and ensures all goes smoothly from a logistical standpoint. I am sure all the other host families share my appreciation in the level of organization and communication she shares with all of us.
Host for the Blues, Summers 2015-2017