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May 17, 2011 5:01 PM

Christina-Taylor Green fund gets a $70k donation

TUCSON - A check for over $70,000 was donated to the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Fund at the Pima County Board of Supervisor's meeting this morning.

Pima County Stadium District Chairman, Ramon Valadez, presented the check to the fund, made up of donations and funds raised through a number of events and drives.

Two charity spring training baseball games - held in March between the Diamondbacks and the White Sox, and the Diamondbacks and the Dodgers, contributed to the fund.

In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of white "Remember 1.8.11" bracelets, went to the fund. Students from Ironwood Ridge High School came up with the idea shortly after January 8, and have sold thousands of the bracelets for $1 each to raise money for several funds.

A number of other organizations and individuals raised money for the fund, including teammates on Christina-Taylor's baseball team, who wore and sold buttons and patches bearing her initials.

All told, $70,949.65 was donated to the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Fund.

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

The family has also established a foundation and a scholarship named for Christina-Taylor, created by Running Start, a non-profit group dedicated to education young women about politics.


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