NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The A's are offering one fan the chance to be an "Intern for a Day" as part of a Winter Meetings charity auction that includes special baseball experiences and items in support of cancer research funding.
This auction initiative has raised nearly $500,000 since its inception four years ago, and a significant portion of the proceeds from this year's event will go to Stand Up To Cancer, a longtime partner of Major League Baseball, its founding donor in 2008. In addition, this year's auction will benefit "Do It For Durrett," in honor of the late Rangers ESPN.com reporter Richard Durrett, who passed away suddenly last year, and the YouCaring page established for Miami Marlins Sun Sentinel beat writer Juan C. Rodriguez, who is currently battling a brain tumor.
The auction is live on MLB.com until Thursday at 6 p.m. PT.
As an "Intern for a Day," the winning bidder will have the opportunity to have a behind-the-scenes look at a game day by shadowing A's staffers from various departments, including public relations, stadium operations, ticket services and Diamond Vision. The intern will also receive four tickets to that night's game.
Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.