LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- As part of the sixth annual Winter Meetings charity auction, the Twins created three different baseball-related experiences fans can bid on as part of the auction that runs through Thursday at MLB.com/wintermeetingsauction.Each year, the auctions support a different cause, and this year, the auction will
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- As part of the sixth annual Winter Meetings charity auction, the Twins created three different baseball-related experiences fans can bid on as part of the auction that runs through Thursday at MLB.com/wintermeetingsauction.
Each year, the auctions support a different cause, and 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 Auction
The first experience is taking infield drills with All-Star second baseman James Dozier before a Twins game at Target Field. Twins third-base coach and infield instructor Gene Glynn will also take part. It includes four field passes to watch batting practice and four tickets to the game on a mutually agreed upon date.
The second allows the winning bidder and a guest the chance to get a 30-minute private hitting lesson with hitting coach James Rowson in the batting cages at Target Field. It also includes a tour of the clubhouse, four field passes and four tickets to a mutually agreed upon game.
The last experience is the chance to be a Twins team photographer for the day. It includes the chance to learn from a professional while obtaining an all-access pass at Target Field, including photo positions at field level.
The proceeds will help endow an annual scholarship to a female student at the University of San Francisco who most exemplifies her character and intelligence as well as someone who possesses the ability to succeed and the willingness to mentor others. The recipient would be an individual pursuing a career in sports management who demonstrates a financial need to attain an advanced degree.
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