Family establishes memorial fund for Christina Green
A charitable fund in memory of Christina Green, the 9-year-old slain in Arizona on Saturday, has been established by her family. Green was one of six killed in the apparent assassination attempt on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) by a gunman in Tucson.
Six died and 14 more were injured in the violence. Jared Lee Loughner, 22, has been charged in the shootings.
Green is the daughter of Dodgers scout John Green and the granddaughter of former major-league manager Dallas Green.
"Our family has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for our sweet Christina," John Green said in a statement. "This memorial fund will ensure her legacy for the children in our community."
Those wishing to make a contribution to the memorial fund have three options:
-- Contact the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona by e-mail at ChristinaTaylorGreenMemorial@cfsoaz.org, or call (520) 545-0313.
-- Log onto the website of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona at www.cfsoaz.org and click on the link to the Christina Taylor Green Memorial Fund.
-- Send a check to: The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, In Memory of Christina Taylor Green, 2250 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719.
A public memorial service is also scheduled for Christina on Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 8650 N. Shannon Road in Tucson.
In addition, the Dodgers have responded to the outpouring of offers of support for the family by establishing an e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org) through which family, friends and members of the community can share thoughts about the tragedy. Submissions will be compiled into a memorial book for the family.
Letters also can be sent to the team at: Dodger Stadium, c/o the Green Family, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90090.
-- Steve Dilbeck