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MLB will swing into Tucson, honor Christina Green

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MLB will swing into Tucson, honor Christina Green

Diamondbacks, White Sox to play spring training game

In honor of the memory of the nine-year-old girl killed in the Jan. 8 mass shooting, Major League Baseball will be back in Tucson.

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox will play an exhibition game at Kino Stadium on March 7, with
the proceeds going to the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Fund.

“Our family has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for our sweet Christina,” said her father, John Green. “This charitable find will ensure her legacy for the children in our community.”

The Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Fund was created by the Green family to receive gifts in memory of their daughter, who was killed along with five others in what authorities call an assassination attempt on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Thirteen were wounded, including Giffords, who is now at a Houston rehab center.

Tickets for the MLB charity game go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. They can be purchased at the box office, by phone and online.

First pitch will be at 1:05 p.m. Gates open at 11 a.m.

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