The Dodgers and Chicago White Sox on Thursday finalized plans to play an exhibition game on Friday, March 23 in Tucson to benefit the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation. The game will be played at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium at 1:05 p.m., and all proceeds go to the foundation, established by the family of Green, one of the victims of a shooting in Tucson on January 8, 2011.
The event was planned to raise money for the victims and families affected by that shooting. The Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks played a game last spring in Tucson, on March 25, 2011 to raise money for the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation.
Green is the daughter of Dodgers scout and national cross-checker John Green, who said, "The beneficiary for this game, the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation, will give back to the local community that gave so much to us. 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."
The Dodgers have a split squad that Friday, also playing a game against the Kansas City Royals in Surprise, Arizona.