And then there is 9-year-old Christina-Taylor Green. Christina was an A student, a dancer, a gymnast, and a swimmer. She often proclaimed that she wanted to be the first woman to play in the major leagues, and as the only girl on her Little League team, no one put it past her. She showed an appreciation for life uncommon for a girl her age, and would remind her mother, "We are so blessed. We have the best life." And she'd pay those blessings back by participating in a charity that helped children who were less fortunate.
—President Barack Obama, Jan. 12, 2011
The Arizona Diamondbacks play the Chicago White Sox in a charity game for the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Fund. First pitch is 1:05 p.m. Details here.