The San Francisco Giants are stepping up to the plate to help a fan in need.
Bryan Stow was critically hurt in an attack following the team's Opening Day Game in Los Angeles.
Now, the Giants will honor Stow during Friday's home opener during the pre-game ceremony. The team will also dedicate its first home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Stow's honor.
Stow was attacked and suffered critical brain injuries last Thursday in the stadium parking lot. He remains in a coma, according to his doctors.
Stow is a paramedic in San Mateo and had worked at least two San Jose Giants games. He is a big fan and, according to his cousin, he had been looking forward to see his World Champion team on Opening Day against their division rivals.
The Giants announced Tuesday the team will also collect donations at AT&T Park on Monday, April 11 to benefit a fund established to support Bryan and his family.
"Bryan is a father, paramedic and lifelong Giants fan who has dedicated himself to caring for others. Now he needs our support as he fights for his life following this brutal and unconscionable act of violence," team owner Bill Neukom said in a press release.
About 100 of Stow's fellow paramedics will volunteer Monday to help collect the donations. First up to donate is the team itself. The Giants said it will make an initial $10,000 contribution to The Bryan Stow Fund.
The Bryan Stow Fund has been established through the San Francisco Police Credit Union, specifically serving members of the EMS community.
To Donate Online - go to www.sfpcu.org to place your donation. Please indicate The Bryan Stow Fund. Account # 1377733
To Donate By Mail: Checks should be made out to "The Bryan Stow Fund"
Mail your donation to:
SF Police Credit Union
c/o San Mateo Branch
1495 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402