Cubs Vs. Dodgers Spring Training Charity Game
Thursday March 21st 2013
We are grateful for the support of people in Tucson and Southern Arizona who filled Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium for a Spring Training game in Christina-Taylor’s memory.
It was a beautiful March afternoon to watch the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs play before a sell-out crowd. Before the first pitch, Christina-Taylor’s father presented a check from the Foundation in the amount of $100,000 to Southern Arizona Community Sports (SACS).
The non-profit SACS is building a 40,000 square foot youth basketball facility and volleyball complex at the corner of La Cholla Boulevard and Curtis Road, on Tucson’s Northwest side.It is a place where all children can go to participate in sports and programs that promote health and wellness.
The Sports Center fits right in with the vision of CTGMF. We want a community that enables children to learn, and to grow into their full potential, despite financial challenges. Our mission is to honor the life and memory of Christina-Taylor through charitable and educational projects that reflect and embody her interests, values and dreams. These charitable and educational projects focus on the Three A’s: Athletics, Arts, and Academics.
This is the third year in a row Kino Stadium has hosted a Major League Spring Training charity game to raise money for CTGMF. Thank you for supporting our Foundation, and children in Southern Arizona.
Arizona Distance Classic
March 24th, 2013
Christina-Taylor AZ Distance Classic Team
Christina-Taylor Green’s school family participated in the Arizona Distance Classic half-marathon and quarter-marathon on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Teachers and staff at Mesa Verde Elementary School, where Christina-Taylor was a student, organized a team to benefit the Foundation. 45 people signed up to be on the team. Part of the entry fee for those on the team went to the Foundation.
Mesa Verde teachers and staff are already making plans for a team next year. Teacher Bethany Papajohn said, “We have many ideas how to make it bigger and better!”
Stuff the Hummer
Dec. 15, 2012
Christina-Taylor cared so much about children who were less fortunate than her. That’s why Team up for Tucson’s Stuff the Hummer Toy Drive fits right in with the mission of the Foundation.
On Saturday morning, December 15, the Humvees began arriving at Sullivan’s Steak House on River Road, loaded with toys. There were 50 Hummers, including U.S. Army Humvees.
The chilly temperatures and rain didn’t stop generous people from dropping off more new and unwrapped toys, and to join in the fun. Some 30 volunteers were on hand to accept the toys and load them into Humvees. The drive brought in thousands of toys, including more than 200 brand new bicycles for children.
The event also featured a car show with Humvees and hot rods. The car owners weren’t worried about the weather, saying the cause is more important than the car!
Visitors could get hot cocoa inside, and bid on the many silent auction items, with the proceeds going to the toy drive. It was quite a sight to see the Hummers caravan down the road to deliver the toys to a waiting Salvation Army truck at the Tucson Auto Mall.
We are grateful for the support the community gave to make this a successful event.
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We look forward to seeing you next year!
Birdies & Butterflies
Celebrity-AM Golf Tournament and Gala fundraiser
Thank you Tucson and Southern Arizona for making our first ever Birdies & Butterflies a success! More than 80 celebrities teamed up with local golfers Saturday, November 3 at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort. Then it was on to a night of auction bidding, dining and dancing.
Birdies & Butterflies was created to commemorate the Tucson Conquistadores’ 50-year anniversary by honoring the hopes and dreams of Christina-Taylor Green. Those hopes included helping disadvantaged children in our community.
Thank you to all those who supported the event. Your efforts will offer many children opportunities they would have never had, from participating in youth sports programs to using state-of-the art computers in school.
2012 Spring Training Game in Memory of CTG
Major League Baseball teams pulled together once again to support the Tucson community, and fans did not let them down.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox met on a warm Friday afternoon in March 2012 and played for a sellout crowd at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.
The CTG-MF was excited to give their first grants the day of the game. Christina-Taylor's parents announced on home plate between innings a $51,480 grant to the New York Says Thank You Foundation, a national education campaign aimed at helping inner city kids from New York City all the way to Tucson. With their second grant for $20,000 going to Tu Nidito http://tunidito.org/ for their grief support program, a wonderful organization close to home that helps children with loss.
Organizers donated the proceeds from the game to the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation so that it could provide grants to community groups in Southern Arizona.
Christina-Taylor's dad, John Green said, "The beneficiary for this game, (CTG-MF) will give back to the local community that gave so much to us. Christina-Taylor's wishes and our mission statement are to help those less fortunate in the areas of education, the arts, sports and leadership programs to enrich our children's lives."