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Mets raising funds for cancer research

12/4/2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Mets' family, who has been deeply affected by the cancer diagnosis of Shannon Forde the media relations department, joined Major League Baseball in making this announcement:

Major League Baseball and its 30 clubs have organized a charity auction benefiting Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), announced as a part of the annual Baseball Winter Meetings. The initiative was inspired by the numerous cases of public relations officials in the sport who have been diagnosed with cancer in recent years.

The auction, which will be live on MLB.com until Thursday, Dec. 6 at 11:59 p.m. ET, features more than 70 unique experiences and items donated by the 30 MLB clubs and Major League Baseball.

The Mets experiences are:

bull; Take batting practice in the indoor batting cage at Citi Field prior to game. Meet numerous Mets players. Watch batting practice from the field, receive four tickets for a game, and a message on the scoreboard. The auction winner and team can mutually agree to a date.

bull; Pregame meeting with Terry Collins, attend Collins' pregame and postgame press conferences, watch batting practice from the field, receive four tickets to a game, and a message on the scoreboard. The auction winner and team can mutually agree to a date.

bull; Visit the SNY booth and meet Mets announcers Ron Darling, Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez. Watch batting practice from the field, receive four tickets to a game, and a message on the scoreboard. The auction winner and team can mutually agree to a date.