LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Here's your chance to have lunch with #PuigYourFriend.For the sixth consecutive year, the Dodgers join MLB, MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network in a Winter Meetings charity auction, this time benefitting the Katharine Feeney Memorial Scholarship Fund, in memory of the late pioneering baseball executive
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Here's your chance to have lunch with #PuigYourFriend.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Dodgers join MLB, MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network in a Winter Meetings charity auction, this time benefitting the Katharine Feeney Memorial Scholarship Fund, in memory of the late pioneering baseball executive whose career spanned 40 years.
One of the items up for bid is a lunch with that tongue-wagging, GIF-loving outfielder, Yasiel Puig. The Dodgers also are offering a Spring Training bat boy/bat girl experience and an opportunity to announce "It's Time for Dodger Baseball" before a game at Dodger Stadium.
This year's auction, which is live on MLB.com until Thursday at 7 p.m. PT, once again includes once-in-a-lifetime baseball experiences and unique items to raise funds and awareness for this special cause.
The numerous employees, friends and fans of the game affected by cancer inspired this initiative, which has raised more than $900,000 since its inception. With Feeney's sudden passing, as well as her commitment to helping and mentoring others throughout her career in the game, the charity auction shifted to support this specific cause.
The fund 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 demonstrate a financial need to attain an advanced degree.
Major League Baseball has also honored Feeney's legacy by hosting the Katy Feeney Leadership Symposium on Sunday, focusing on the leadership education and advancement of female executives throughout the game, including those from all 30 Clubs, the Office of the Commissioner, MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network. Officials from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program led the symposium.
Dodgers items up for auction, as well as those from the other 29 clubs, can be found at MLB.com/wintermeetingsauction.
Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.