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Proceeds from Winter Meetings auction to benefit Katharine Feeney Memorial Fund
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For the sixth consecutive year, Major League Baseball, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network and all 30 clubs 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, which is in memory of the late pioneering baseball executive whose career spanned 40 years.

This year's auction, which is now live at MLB.com/wintermeetingsauction until Thursday at 10 p.m. ET, once again includes once-in-a-lifetime baseball experiences and unique items to raise funds and awareness for this special cause.

For the sixth consecutive year, Major League Baseball, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network and all 30 clubs 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, which is in memory of the late pioneering baseball executive whose career spanned 40 years.

This year's auction, which is now live at MLB.com/wintermeetingsauction until Thursday at 10 p.m. ET, once again includes once-in-a-lifetime baseball experiences and unique items to raise funds and awareness for this special cause.

Feeney was the senior vice president of scheduling and club relations for MLB until she passed away in April, several months into her retirement.

Video: Winter Meetings Auction to benefit Feeney Scholarship

The Winter Meetings charity auction has raised more than $900,000 since its inception. MLB also honored Feeney's legacy by hosting the "Katy Feeney Leadership Symposium" during the Winter Meetings. The career-minded event focused on leadership education and the advancement of female executives from throughout the game.

Angels
The Angels are offering three special baseball experiences to supporters: a meet and greet with superstar center fielder Mike Trout and manager Mike Scioscia; a Spring Training experience; and the opportunity to throw a ceremonial first pitch at Angel Stadium. More >

Astros
Astros are offering a meet and greet with All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa. The winner will receive four field box tickets and the opportunity to watch batting practice from the field, where they will meet Correa. More >

Athletics
The A's are offering three unique experiences as part of the charity auction: "A's Intern for a Day," "Spend an Inning in the Broadcast Booth" and "Alumni Meet and Greet during Reunion Weekend." More >

Blue Jays
The Blue Jays are auctioning off a unique game experience. Toronto is offering a four-ticket package, which also includes passes to watch batting practice and customized jerseys. More >

Braves
An opportunity to have lunch with general manager Alex Anthopoulos or receive a one-on-one catching tutorial with Kurt Suzuki stand as two of the packages the Braves are offering. More >

Brewers
Meet the closer or meet the media? The Brewers are offering fans an opportunity to do both. "Hang with the closer" is a meet and greet with All-Star reliever Corey Knebel, who will escort the winning bidder and a guest to the bullpen at Miller Park, warm them up and trot to the mound with music blaring, just like the ninth inning. If closers aren't your thing, how about a .200-hitting former catcher? An audience with the team's broadcasters and an autographed ball from Bob Uecker awaits this winner, who will sit in on manager Craig Counsell's pre- and postgame media sessions and watch the game from the press box. More >

Cardinals
The Cardinals will auction off an "Ultimate Cardinals Fan Pack," which will include a weekender bag stuffed with every promotional item given away at Busch Stadium in 2017. Separately, fans can also bid on a complete collection of 2018 Cardinals hats. More >

Cubs
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 items, which are part of a special Winter Meetings charity auction. More >

Video: Rawitch discusses impact of Feeney, auction

D-backs
The D-backs items allow fans to bid on unique experiences like having lunch and taking a tour with 2001 Game 7 World Series hero Luis Gonzalez. You can also go through a big league photo day and have lunch with Archie Bradley or sit with legendary baseball executive Roland Hemond and learn about scouting while he tells you stories from his six decades in the game. More >

Dodgers
Lunch with outfielder Yasiel Puig is one of three rare experiences available to fans through the charity auction. Also up for bids are a Spring Training batboy/batgirl experience and a chance to announce "It's Time for Dodger Baseball" before a game. More >

Giants
The past and the present -- whether it's a chance to see today's players up close or an autograph from a legend -- are featured among the Giants-related items being offered. More >

Video: Women in MLB take part in Feeney Leadership Symposium

Indians
The Indians are offering three experiences as part of the charity auction at the Winter Meetings. One winner will have the chance to watch a Cavaliers game (April 1) from Tribe manager Terry Francona's personal season-ticket seats. The Indians are also offering the chance to "Take BP on the Field" and be an "Indians Executive for a Day." More >

Mariners
The Mariners are offering a chance to meet manager Scott Servais and watch batting practice on the field before a game, the opportunity to spend an inning in the Safeco Field broadcast booth and the unique chance to work on the Mariners' grounds crew before and during a game in the upcoming season. More >

Marlins
Marlins fans have an opportunity to get close to the action through the auction. Fans can bid on two events -- a meet and greet with manager Don Mattingly or they can bid on a package to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Marlins Park. More >

Mets
Mets fans saw firsthand last year how impactful MLB's annual Winter Meetings auction can be, when proceeds went toward renovating a softball complex in the name of late Mets staffer Shannon Forde. This year's auction includes dinner with broadcasters Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling; a complete Citi Field game day experience; and a tour of the Mets Hall of Fame with John Franco and Mookie Wilson. More >

Video: Shannon Dalton Forde Field dedication on Play Ball

Nationals
The Nationals will offer up three items during this year's auction, including the chance to be a media member for a day; a mascot appearance by Screech and Teddy; and a grounds-crew experience. More >

Orioles
Fans can win a chance to play chess against Orioles players, paint with catcher Caleb Joseph and watch batting practice as part of an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. More >

Padres
Three once-in-a-lifetime Padres experiences are up for grabs this week. Want to meet Wil Myers and Austin Hedges, dine with Trevor Hoffman or learn to hit from Mark McGwire? All three opportunities are available. Padres items for bid include: a meet and greet with Myers and Hedges, a one-on-one hitting lesson with the Padres' bench coach and a dinner with legendary closer Hoffman. The bidding for all three opens at $1,000. More >

Phillies
A Phillies fan has the unique opportunity to work out with new manager Gabe Kapler and have him develop a nutrition plan for the winner. Another has a chance to play golf with Phillies broadcaster John Kruk. More >

Pirates
Want to chat with Pirates manager Clint Hurdle? Ever dreamed of throwing out the first pitch at beautiful PNC Park or taking in a game from the suite level? The Pirates are offering three experiences in this year's auction. More >

Rangers
Win a "Broadcaster's Dream" package with some of the best voices in the business, or maybe receive some tips from Rangers hitting coach Anthony lapoce and pitching coach Doug Brocail. More >

Rays
Unique items are available for Rays fans via the annual auction, including playing catch with Steven Souza Jr., being an intern for a day and shadowing the team's photographer for a Rays home game. More >

Red Sox
The Red Sox are providing the chance to a fan to have a meet and greet with the team's starting outfield of Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts prior to a 2018 home game. The package includes four grandstand tickets to that day's game. Another items offers a high school student between the ages of 14 to 18 to shadow the team's media relations department on game day. That fan will also get four box seats to the game that day. And the final item is a chance to throw out the first pitch before a game at Fenway Park. Included are four Green Monster seats. More >

Reds
For their part, the Reds are offering fans a shot to enjoy a meet and greet with Joey Votto. An All-Star first baseman, Votto was second in this year's election for the National League Most Valuable Player Award. More >

Rockies
Rockies fans have the opportunity to bid on two unique experiences -- one during Spring Training at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Ariz., the other a VIP treatment during the regular season at Coors Field. More >

Royals
The Royals are offering up three items to bid on: a Spring Training meet and greet and VIP experience; social media assistant for a day; and photographer for a day. More >

Tigers
The Tigers are auctioning a chance to eat lunch with catcher James McCann and an opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 World Series champions as part of MLB.com's charity auction to support the Katharine Feeney Memorial Scholarship Fund. More >

Twins
The Twins are auctioning off three unique experiences: take infield drills with All-Star second baseman Brian Dozier, receive a private 30-minute hitting lesson from hitting coach James Rowson and be team photographer for the day with an all-access pass. More >

White Sox
The White Sox are offering three experiences as part of their charity auction contribution. Fans can bid on a private hitting lesson with Harold Baines, a Spring Training experience and an in-season White Sox VIP package. More >

Yankees
The Yankees have donated a meet-and-greet with Aaron Judge that includes four tickets to the Judge's Chambers at Yankee Stadium, a private tour of the Yankees Museum at Yankee Stadium that includes opportunities to meet Yankees players, and a Spring Training VIP package that includes a tour, meet-and-greets and photographs on the mound at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. More >