Bryan Stow, 42, was hospitalized in critical condition after two attackers kicked him repeatedly in the stadium’s F2 parking lot following Thursday’s season opener, which the Giants lost 2-1 to the Los Angeles Dodgers, police said.
Stow, who works as a paramedic in Santa Cruz County, remains in the hospital and many in the Bay Area are working to raise money to help his family pay the medical bills.
There will be a fundraiser all day today at Pizza My Heart, a pizza chain with more than a dozen Bay Area locations. If a customer mentions Stow, 30 percent of the customer’s purchase cost will go to the fund.
American Medical Response, the paramedic company Stow works for, is holding a BBQ fundraiser at its headquarters in San Jose on Wednesday.
The event, scheduled to take place from noon to 8 p.m., will be held at 1670 Las Plumas Ave. in San Jose.
A website, www.support4stow.blogspot.com, has been set up for people wishing to donate directly to the fund.
Stow’s attackers remain at large, and a $50,000 reward has been offered for information leading to their arrests.
The reward money comes from four different sources. On Saturday, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich offered a reward of $10,000, and on Monday, the Dodgers organization offered an additional $25,000. The Giants have offered $10,000, while AMR, Stow’s employer, has offered $5,000.
Police have released sketches of the two suspects, described as Hispanic men between 18 and 25 years old who were wearing Dodgers clothing.
The suspects approached Stow, who was wearing Giants gear, from behind and first taunted him before hitting him and knocking him to the ground, where he was then kicked repeatedly in the head and body.
Stow was walking with three friends who were also wearing Giants clothing and are from the Bay Area. The friends tried to intervene and were also attacked. They suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene and released, police said.
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Los Angeles police at (877) 527-3247.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News