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Fund established in memory of Christina Green

Fund established in memory of Christina Green

Fund established in memory of Christina Green
LOS ANGELES -- The family of Christina Taylor Green has established a charitable fund in memory of the 9-year-old slain on Saturday in the Tucson, Ariz., shooting that claimed six lives and injured 14 others, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Christina Taylor Green was the daughter of Dodgers scouting supervisor John Green and the granddaughter of longtime manager Dallas Green. She was attending the meet-and-greet for Giffords at a local market after being elected to her elementary school's student council.

In response to the outpouring offers of support for the family, the Dodgers have established an e-mail address (greenfamily@dodgers.com) through which family, friends and members of the community can share thoughts and feelings about the tragedy. Submissions will be compiled in a memorial book for the family.

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Letters can be sent via mail to: Dodger Stadium, c/o the Green Family, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90090.

"Our family has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for our sweet Christina," said John Green. "This memorial fund will ensure her legacy for the children in our community."

Christina was born on Sept. 11, 2001, and was one of 50 9/11 babies (one from each state) included in the "Faces of Hope" book, written by Christine Naman.

Donations in memory of Christina Taylor Green may be made by:

Logging on to the website of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona at www.cfsoaz.org and clicking the link to the Christina Taylor Green Memorial Fund.

Contacting the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona by e-mail at christinataylorgreenmemorial@cfsoaz.org or by calling 520-545-0313.

Checks can be sent to the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, In Memory of Christina Taylor Green, 2250 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, Ariz. 85719

A public memorial service for Christina is scheduled for Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, located at 8650 N. Shannon Road in Tucson.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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