Tim Lincecum announced Thursday that he will contribute $25,000 to the Bryan Stow Fund to benefit the 42-year-old Giants fan who was critically injured in an attack after the Giants-Dodgers game on March 31.
04/14/2011 4:35 PM ET
Lincecum comes to aid of injured fan
Giants ace donates $25K to Bryan Stow Fund
Stow, a Santa Clara County paramedic, remained in a medically-induced coma two weeks after the incident. The Bryan Stow Fund was set up by his family at the San Francisco Police Credit Union, and all proceeds will help defray medical bills and aid the Stow family.
"This was a senseless act of violence, and I wanted to help out Mr. Stow and his family," Lincecum said. "It's also close to me because not only is Mr. Stow a Giants fan, but I have family and friends who are firefighters, police officers and paramedics, and this honors their service to the community.
"I encourage Giants fans to support Mr. Stow in a positive way and hope there are not any more unfortunate acts between fans in this great rivalry."
"We are all deeply saddened by this tragic event," said Michael R. Sordelli, CEO of the San Francisco Police Credit Union. "It is overwhelmingly moving that the community, and people like Tim Lincecum, have generously donated to help this first responder and his family during this difficult time."
For updates on Bryan Stow, please visit www.support4bryanstow.com.
For more information on Tim Lincecum, visit www.facebook.com/timlincecum.