Meeting with Trout part of Angels auction items

Meeting with Trout part of Angels auction items

SAN DIEGO -- The Angels joined the rest of Major League Baseball in the fight against lung cancer on Monday, announcing a trio of auction items geared toward raising money for LUNGevity, a nonprofit organization that focuses on funding research for lung cancer.

Fans can bid on a meet and greet with Mike Trout, a dinner with Matt Shoemaker and a chance to become a media member for a day here. The auction ends at 8 p.m. PT on Thursday.

The meet and greet with Trout, which will take place during batting practice, includes four Club Level tickets and four BP passes for a mutually-agreed-upon date during the 2015 regular season. The dinner with Shoemaker will take place after a Spring Training game, with two tickets for that game also included in the package.

The winner of the bid to be a media member can sit in on manager Mike Scioscia's pre- and postgame media sessions, watch batting practice, eat at the media dining room and watch select innings from the Angels' radio booth, TV booth and press box.

Former Angels coach Deron Johnson died of lung cancer in 1992.

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