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Cubs make 3 items available in WM auction

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Want to chat with Cubs television broadcasters Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies? Or would you prefer to play catch at Wrigley Field? Maybe you'd like to spend a day at the Friendly Confines?

You can bid on those three items, available in a special Winter Meetings charity auction.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Want to chat with Cubs television broadcasters Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies? Or would you prefer to play catch at Wrigley Field? Maybe you'd like to spend a day at the Friendly Confines?

You can bid on those three items, available in a special Winter Meetings charity auction.

For the sixth consecutive year, Major League Baseball, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network and all 30 teams have organized a charity auction during the Winter Meetings to benefit a special cause close to the game. This year, the auction will support the Katharine Feeney Memorial Scholarship Fund, in memory of the late baseball executive, whose career spanned 40 years.

• Team-by-team look at auction items

The fund will support a scholarship to be awarded to a female student at the University of San Francisco, who is pursuing a career in sports management and demonstrates a financial need to attain an advanced degree.

The auction is now live at MLB.com/wintermeetingsauction until Thursday at 9 p.m. CT.

The Cubs-related offerings include a chance to meet the team's broadcasters; to play catch at Wrigley Field; and to spend a "dream day" at the ballpark. Opening bids for the three items are $1,000.

Other items available for bidding include lunch with Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig; a chance to sit in the "Judge's Chambers" at Yankee Stadium and meet New York's Aaron Judge; and the opportunity to be part of the Mariners' grounds crew for a day. You also can bid on autographed baseballs from Giants Hall of Famers Willie Mays, Willie McCovey and Juan Marichal.

Feeney, the daughter of longtime baseball executive Charles Feeney, died in April at the age of 68. She joined the office of the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs in 1977 and moved up the ranks. In '94, she received the Robert O. Fishel Award for public-relations excellence.

Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.

 

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