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NATIONAL HARBOR -- For the past several years, Major League Baseball has utilized the spotlight of the Winter Meetings to unveil a charity auction that allows fans to bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

The proceeds of this year’s auction will go to the renovation of a softball and baseball field, as well as youth programming, in memory of late New York Mets public relations executive Shannon Forde, who died in May of breast cancer.

Improvements to the field, which is located in Forde’s hometown of Little Ferry, N.J., will include dugouts with protective fencing and benches, perimeter fencing, bleachers, a backstop, scoreboard and field signs.

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