Giants pitching ace Tim Lincecum posted a Facebook message Thursday saying he will donate $25,000 to the Bryan Stow Fund, to help the comatose fan who suffered a skull fracture after he was brutally beaten in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium March 31 after the first game of the season.
“I encourage Giants fans to support Mr. Stow in a positive way and hope there is not any more unfortunate acts between fans in this great rivalry,” Lincecum wrote.
The 42-year-old Santa Cruz man, a paramedic and father of two, remains in a medically induced coma at an L.A. hospital. John Stow, Bryan’s cousin and fellow Giants fan, told AOL News that doctors were weaning Bryan off sedatives Wednesday night and he could wake up as soon as Thursday.
Bryan’s employer, American Medical Response in San Jose, held a benefit barbeque last week that raised upwards of $150,000. Donations were taken at the gate of the Giants home series against the Dodgers that began Monday, with $70,000 raised, including $10,000 from the Giants. The game was dedicated to Bryan.
Bryan’s attackers, two Latino men in their 20s, have yet to be found by police. A reward for information leading to an arrest rose to $150,000 last week, with contributors including the Dodgers, Giants, L.A. governments.
To donate to a central Bryan Stow Fund, visit www.sfpcu.org and enter account No. 1377733. To mail in donations:
SF Police Credit Union
c/o San Mateo Branch
1495 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402