Fairbanks Ice Dogs Billet Family Information
It’s hard to believe that the new season is just around the corner. Words cannot express our gratitude to the families in Fairbanks who have opened their homes to Ice Dog players as Billet families. Billet families are an integral part of our organization and paramount to our success as a team.
The Fairbanks Ice Dogs consist of sixteen to twenty-year old hockey players from cities around the United States and other countries. These young men are at an elite skill level that awards them opportunity for promotion if properly developed. While the primary focus of our organization is to develop the players for advancement to collegiate or higher levels of play, we also strive to build and instill the character that produces a group of successful men.
Central to accomplishing that goal is pairing players to Billet families who serve as authority figures, role models and extended family to their assigned player. The efforts of the Billet families make a significant difference in the lives of the young men who have left their homes and families to pursue a dream. In our past experience we’ve seen players show dramatic changes in their confidence level, grade point averages, social graces, behavior, work ethic, relationship to others, and so much more. The benefit derived from placing players with quality Billet families is truly immeasurable.
We hope that you will consider becoming a Billet family for next season. If you have questions, or need more information, please feel free to contact Kim Stone at 907.460.8216.