02/02/2012 5:11 PM EST
Dodgers and White Sox to play Spring Training game in Tucson to benefit the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox along with the Pima County Sports and Tourism Authority and the Tucson Padres today announced that the two Major League clubs will play a Spring Training contest in Tucson next month with all proceeds going to the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation. The game will be held at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday, March 23, at 1:05 p.m.
The Dodgers and White Sox are committed to supporting the Tucson community by helping raise funds for the victims and families affected by the events of January 8, 2011.
"On behalf of the Green Family, we would like to thank the Tucson Padres for providing the venue and their expertise," said Dodger Scout John Green, Christina-Taylor's father and the club's National Crosschecker. "We would also like to thank the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox for playing Major League Baseball in Tucson once again."
The Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation was established by the Green family to receive gifts in memory of Christina-Taylor. The mission of the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation is to honor the life and memory of Christina-Taylor through charitable and educational projects that reflect and embody her interests, values and dreams.
"The beneficiary for this game, the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation, will give back to the local community that gave so much to us," said Green. "Christina-Taylor's wishes and our mission statement are to help those less fortunate in the areas of education, the arts, sports and leadership programs to enrich our children's lives."
During Spring Training in 2011, the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks played a similar benefit game in Tucson with all proceeds going to the Tucson Together Fund. In addition, The Dodgers Dream Foundation, in partnership with the Diamondbacks, will dedicate a Dodgers Dreamfield in Oro Valley, AZ on a field that was re-named in memory of Christina-Taylor Green.
The Pima County Sports and Tourism Authority and Pima County are coordinating efforts for this game and beginning February 15, tickets will be available online at tucsonpadres.com. On March 6, tickets will go on sale at the Kino Stadium box office from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. Kino Stadium's address is 2500 East Ajo Way. Tucson, AZ 85713.
Field Box: $20 per seat Bleacher: $10 per seat
Outfield: $15 per seat Lawn: $6 per seat
Terrace: $15 per seat Suites: $500 (for up to 20 people)
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