A charitable memorial fund has been established in memory of Los Angeles Dodger scout John Green's 9-year-old daughter, who was among those killed in an Arizona shooting that left a congresswoman critically injured, the Dodgers announced today.
Christina Taylor Green, born Sept. 11, 2001, was among six people killed Saturday in Tucson when a gunman opened fire on a crowd gathered to see Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., who suffered a brain injury from a shot to the head but was breathing on her own today.
Christina, who had just been elected to her elementary school student council, played second base as the only girl on a Little League team in Oro Valley, northwest of Tucson. She was a granddaughter of Dallas Green, the manager who led the Philadelphia Phillies to a World Series championship in 1980.
John Green said he and his family established a charitable fund to honor their daughter's memory. The fund will be overseen by the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. "Our family has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for our sweet Christina," Green said. "This memorial fund will ensure her legacy for the children in our community."
Donations to the foundation in Christina's name can be made via the Community Foundation website, www.cfsoaz.org.
You can also contact the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona by e-mail at ChristinaTaylorGreenMemorial@cfsoaz.org, or call (520) 545-0313.
Letters can be sent to the Green family through the Dodgers, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles, 90090.