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TUCSON, Ariz. -- For the second time this year, Spring Training baseball returned to the Old Pueblo.
The charities benefiting are different but the reason, the same.
The sound of baseball was back in Tucson. For the second time this month.
The sounds were a bit louder at this spring training game at Kino stadium. A sold out crowd came to see the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks, but their hearts were with the families who lost love ones on January 8.
The whole crowd welcomed back Dallas Green the brother of 9- year-old victim Christina-Taylor Green.
He was back on the mound throwing out the first pitch for the Tucson Together Fund Benefit game.
"I think anytime a player or human being can give back to the community especially to Christina its a great cause," said Diamondbacks 1st Base Coach Eric Young.
The cause was different this time around. The proceeds in the last game went to the Christina-Taylor Green fund.
The message was still the same a community coming together despite tragedy.
this day is yet another example of the community coming together and supporting this great fund.
Patti Crockett is supporting the fund by taking her grandson to his first professional baseball game.
"It's just a baseball game to him," said Crockett.
A game to him now, but when he gets older he will learn that it was more than just a game.
"We're taking pictures so we will explain to him later what all this was about," said Crockett.
Proceeds from the game will benefit the Tucson Together Fund, which helps assist victims, families and witnesses of the January 8 shooting.