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Friday, April 15, 2011

Speakeasy to hold benefit for injured Giants fan

From the SF Examiner,(Courtesy photo)
A benefit raffle for severely injured Giants fan Bryan Stow featuring Ashkon, the man who popularized the Giants playoff anthem, will take place at 4 p.m. Friday at Speakeasy Ales & Lagers in San Francisco.

Stow remains in a coma at an L.A. hospital after his skull was fractured by two attackers in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium March 31 following the first game of the season.

Fundraising efforts already have yielded $400,000 for medical costs of the lifelong Giants fan, including a $25,000 donation pledged Thursday by pitching ace Tim Lincecum.

Bryan’s employer, American Medical Response in San Jose, held a benefit barbeque last week that raised upward of $140,000. Donations also were taken at the gate of the Giants home series against the Dodgers that began Monday, with $70,000 raised, including $10,000 directly from the Giants. The Dodgers collected more than $60,000 for the fund.

Bryan’s attackers, two Latino men in their late teens or 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 and L.A. city and county governments.

The Speakeasy brewery and bar is located at 1195 Evans Ave. in Bayview/Hunters Point.

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
A website that lists upcoming fund raisers for the Stow family can be found online at support4bryanstow.com.

Read more at the San Francisco Examiner

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