Girls Baseball Team Honoring Christina Taylor Green – Playing baseball tournaments against all-boys teams
Midland, Texas – The Dream Team, an all-girls baseball team, will be playing in the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Winter Blast tournament in Midland, Texas, February 19-20. Patches honoring Christina Taylor Green, the 9-year-old girl who was killed during the tragic shootings in Tucson in January, will be worn by the Dream Team.
Although the girls had never met, a strong common bond exists as Christina, like the girls of the Dream Team, loved playing the game of baseball and giving back to the community. At Christina’s memorial service, her father spoke about Christina’s dedication to her community, her devotion to the pursuit of excellence both in the classroom and on the playing field, and her commitment to helping others. These same values are shared by the players on the Dream Team, who are all outstanding students and citizens as well as superb athletes.
“The Dream Team is a very talented 13U team and we are looking forward to having them compete in our tournament”, said tournament director Tommy Hawkins. “Honoring Christina Green will make this event even more memorable”.
Next month the Dream Team will be traveling to Gilbert, Arizona and playing in the USSSA Super NIT Spring Championship Tournament March 25-27 at Big League Dreams Park.
About the Dream Team
The Dream Team is a collection of some of the best 13U baseball players in the country, who just happen to be girls. Until now, each player had been the sole female player on her all-boys baseball teams and had achieved a remarkable amount of individual success. In 2011, the Dream Team is touring the country to play baseball in several high-profile tournaments. Making its debut at the Winter Blast in Las Vegas, the Dream Team fell in the tournament championship game with the winning run on base in the last inning.