The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks today announced that they will play an exhibition game on March 25, to benefit victims of the Tucson shooting on January 8, which included Christina-Taylor Green, daughter of Dodger scout John Green and granddaughter of longtime baseball man Dallas Green. The game will be played at 1:05 p.m. at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, which was formerly known as Tucson Electric Park.
"The entire Dodger organization has been deeply touched by this terrible tragedy that hit so close to home with the loss of Christina-Taylor Green," said Dodger Owner and Chairman Frank McCourt. "We are honored to take part in this game to support not only John and Roxana Green and their family, but the families of all of the victims."
All proceeds from the game will go to the Tucson Together Fund, which "provides financial assistance to victims, witnesses and their families for expenses associated with the tragedy." Tickets for the event range from $6 to $20, and can be purchased online or by calling (520) 434-1367. The Dodgers will send a split squad to the game, as they also have a night game scheduled on March 25 against the Seattle Mariners in Peoria.
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