GLENMOORE, PA. (CBS) – A Chester County little league is one of many across the nation who are wearing patches on their uniforms this season to celebrate the life of a little girl gunned down in Tucson, Ariz. in January.
The Glenmoore Eagle Little League is sporting more than just their jerseys this year. The league has replaced the standard little league patch with a specially designed patch to commemorate Christina Green — the 9-year-old girl who was killed in the shooting that injured Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Glenmoore Eagle vice president of baseball Stephen Meyer explains why these patches had such a profound impact on their young players.
“It’s more than just about learning the game of baseball. I mean, you hope that kids going through little league, that they’ll get a sense of respect, a sense of character, courage, loyalty; which is really what little league stands for.”
Christina, who was born on 9-11, was featured in a book about the faces of the future in the aftermath of the tragic event. She was the granddaughter of former MLB player and Phillies executive Dallas Green.
Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio