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Field, statue to be dedicated to Christina on April 1

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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 3:00 am

In memory of Christina-Taylor Green, the Oro Valley Town Council has approved the dedication of Green Field and the installation of the Angel of Steadfast Love statue at James D. Kriegh Park.

The Town of Oro Valley, Canyon del Oro Little League, the 9/11 Foundation and the Green Family will dedicate the field and unveil the Angel of Steadfast Love prior to the Canyon del Oro Little League’s opening ceremonies on Friday, April 1 at 5 p.m. James D. Kriegh Park field No. 1 is located at 23 W. Calle Concordia in Oro Valley.

The Town of Oro Valley received the seventh Angel of Steadfast Love from the 9/11 Foundation. This 9-foot, 11-inch-tall statue will be dedicated to Christina-Taylor, the 9-year-old aspiring baseball player who was born on Sept. 11, 2001, and whose life was cut short during the mass shootings on Jan. 8.

The angel is one-of-a-kind, fabricated of materials recovered from the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the Port Authority of New York. The angel was first dedicated at the site of the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania, before being delivered to Arizona.

“We are honored to have the Angel of Steadfast Love installed in our park to remind us of Christina-Taylor, her absolute zest for life and her many accomplishments before her young life was cut short. It is a reminder to all to encourage our children to follow their dreams and help them reach their full potential,” stated Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath.

Prior to the dedication, the 2011 Canyon del Oro Little League teams will be introduced, followed by team play on the field.

“CDOLL volunteers are involved with our children in a positive and meaningful way. While we all take extraordinary pride in teaching our children the skills to excel on the baseball field, very few of our children will become professional, collegiate, or high school baseball players. The most important lessons we share with our children are those that help them become better brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, and fathers and mothers,” said Clyde Turpin, the president of the board of Canyon del Oro Little League.

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