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BALTIMORE -- Want to play chess against an Orioles player, perhaps Manny Machado? Paint with Caleb Joseph? What about watching Orioles batting practice, meeting manager Buck Showalter or a slew of other exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences at Oriole Park at Camden Yards? Now is your chance.

For the sixth consecutive year, MLB, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network and all 30 Clubs have organized a charity auction that begins Monday at the Winter Meetings. 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.

BALTIMORE -- Want to play chess against an Orioles player, perhaps Manny Machado? Paint with Caleb Joseph? What about watching Orioles batting practice, meeting manager Buck Showalter or a slew of other exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences at Oriole Park at Camden Yards? Now is your chance.

For the sixth consecutive year, MLB, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network and all 30 Clubs have organized a charity auction that begins Monday at the Winter Meetings. 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.

Winter Meetings charity auction details

This year's auction, which is now LIVE at MLB.com/wintermeetingsauction will run until Thursday at 10 p.m. ET with an exclusive All-Star Game package as one of the many once-in-a-lifetime-experiences involved. Below are the Orioles' offerings.

Chess with the Orioles: A fan and a guest will have the chance to play chess against Orioles players before a game. The winner will arrive to the ballpark a few hours before game time and could have the opportunity to play against such Orioles "grandmasters" as Machado, Jonathan Schoop, Dylan Bundy and/or Kevin Gausman. Also included in the package: a parking pass, two batting practice field passes and two tickets for that day's game.

Painting with Caleb: A fan and a guest will have the chance to paint with Orioles catcher Joseph before a home game. The winner will also receive a parking pass, two batting practice field passes and two tickets for that day's game. All supplies will be provided.

Tweet from @masnOrioles: .@EutawBackstop is a man of many talents. He painted these after just a year of practice! 🎨 #IBackTheBirds pic.twitter.com/mztY9FEqb9

Orioles behind-the-scenes experience: A group of four fans will get the opportunity to bid on an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Camden Yards. Experiences may include: watching Showalter's pregame news conference, watching batting practice from the field and visiting the press box, the MASN television booth, the Orioles Radio Network booth, the MASN television production truck and/or the Orioles' scoreboard production room, as well as watching an inning with executive VP of baseball operations Dan Duquette in his suite. Also included in the package will be a parking pass and four tickets to that day's game.

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

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