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D-backs, White Sox Reunite in Tucson

Proceeds Benefited the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Fund

Photography: Jordan Megenhardt
The D-backs took on the Chicago White Sox at Kino Stadium today, as the teams who once shared a facility in Tucson reunited in the Old Pueblo.
Proceeds from the game benefitted the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Fund. The fund was established at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona by the Green family to receive gifts in memory of Christina. 
Doug Padilla has a nice story from the White Sox’ perspective over at ESPN
. Christina’s mother, Roxanna Green, said the proceeds will benefit children in Tucson, starting with those at her daughter’s elementary school:
“Right now, we’re going to build a playground at Christina and Dallas’ school, Mesa Verde Elementary,” Roxanna Green said. “That’s something they desperately need. They’ve had the same playground equipment for years and years and years. We’re going to replace the PE equipment — possibly buy smart boards, computers, and a lot of companies hopefully will step forward and help us out if they’re willing to let us purchase it at cost so we can provide as much as we can for the children at the school.
“Down the road, we’ll help other schools. We’ll help refurbish other parks for children, help kids go to college, help the less fortunate.”
A crowd 7,419 was on hand to see the White Sox beat the D-backs, 12-1 (a D-backs split squad unit also played in Surprise against the Kansas City Royals, winning that game 8-6).
Our photographer, Jordan Megenhardt, was at the game in Tucson. Here are some of his images.?