LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- A meet-and-greet with 2017 American League Rookie of the Year Award winner Aaron Judge and four tickets to the Judge's Chambers at Yankee Stadium are up for grabs as Major League Baseball, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network and all 30 clubs have teamed for a Winter Meetings charity auction that benefits a special cause close to the game.
Now in its sixth year, this year's auction is set to support the Katharine Feeney Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is in memory of the late pioneering baseball executive whose career spanned 40 years. Bidding is now active at MLB.com/wintermeetingsauction until Thursday at 10 p.m. ET, and includes three experiences donated by the Yankees:
• Judge's Chambers package: The winning bidder will receive four tickets to sit in the Judge's Chambers for a mutually agreed upon game and four batting-practice passes, including the opportunity to meet Judge and a select additional player.
• Yankee Stadium tour package: The winning bidder will receive four tickets to a mutually agreed upon regular-season game at Yankee Stadium and four batting-practice passes, including meet-and-greets with select players. The group will enjoy a private tour of the New York Yankees Museum Presented by Bank of America.
• Spring Training VIP package: The winning bidder will receive four tickets to a mutually agreed upon Spring Training home game at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., plus four batting-practice passes, including meet-and-greets with select players. The group will enjoy a postgame tour of Steinbrenner Field and a postgame photo op on the Steinbrenner Field pitcher's mound. Travel and lodging are not included in this package.
All three opportunities exclude all 2018 "Premium Games," including but not limited to, Opening Day, Old Timers' Day, and all home games against the Red Sox and Mets. There are also no guarantees that batting practice will be conducted on the selected dates.
This year's MLB Charity Auction will support an annual scholarship that will be awarded to a female student at the University of San Francisco who most exemplifies Feeney's character. Eligible candidates for the scholarship will be students who are pursuing a career in sports management and who also demonstrate a financial need to attain an advanced degree.
"Katy was always willing to offer a helping hand, particularly to those in need," said Stoney Feeney, Katy's brother. "This scholarship commemorates her memory, particularly her devotion to helping others as well as her passionate love of the game. We are looking forward to awarding a young woman who most closely resembles Katy's character, intelligence, ability to succeed, and the willingness to mentor other young people interested in a similar career path."