Get bidding to raise funds for United Way

There's more than one way to put your dollars to work for United Way. In addition to designating a contribution, you can participate in a silent online auction that's packed with treasures.

Want to have fun and pamper your friends (or yourself)? How about a gourmet barbecue for 10, catered at your home; vintage champagne; a Paul Reed Smith guitar; a Botox treatment; a weekend in a Bethany beachfront condo; or a private tour of the Pentagon with lunch for four?

Know some sports fans? Dozens of items waiting for bids include baseballs signed by Adam Jones, Chris Davis, Manny Machado, JJ Hardy, and Brooks Robinson; and footballs and jerseys signed by Joe Flacco, Justin Tucker, Ray Lewis, and others.

Bidding on the items will automatically end at 7 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30. To get started, go to the Johns Hopkins United Way Auction website.

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