CHICAGO -- The White Sox will once again play a Spring Training charity game in Tucson, Ariz., taking on the Dodgers during 2012 Cactus League action on Friday, March 23.
Last March 7, the White Sox defeated Arizona by a 12-1 margin in the game played before 7,419 in Tucson.
This Pima County charity game will take place at the Kino Veteran's Memorial Stadium, formerly known as Tucson Electric Park, with all proceeds from the game benefiting the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation. The Kino Sports Complex served as the White Sox spring home from 1998-2008. Gates will open for this year's contest at 11 a.m. MT, and first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.
The Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation was established by the Green Family in 2011 in memory of Christina-Taylor, who was one of the victims tragically killed by a gunman during a Town Hall program outside a local grocery store held by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Jan. 8, 2011. The Pima County Sports and Tourism Authority, Pima County, the Tucson Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox will donate all proceeds from the game to the foundation, which will benefit children in the Tucson community.
Christina-Taylor's father, John Green, works as a scout for the Dodgers. Tickets to the charity game will go on sale online on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at whitesox.com/spring or tucsonpadres.com and at the Kino Stadium ticket office on Tuesday, March 6. Tickets range in price from $6 to $20.
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