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'Comedy for a Cause' raises more than $10,000 for Bryan Stow

August 19, 2011 | 10:29 am

Stow1 Here’s something of an odd combo that worked: fans of the Phillies, Giants and Dodgers coming together to do some good.

A comedy fundraiser was held at the Shack restaurant in Santa Monica to benefit Bryan Stow, the paramedic severely beaten on opening day at Dodger Stadium. Organizers said they raised more than $10,000 for Stow’s medical expenses.

Billed as "Comedy for a Cause," the fundraiser featured comedians Alonzo Bodden, Randy Grady, Erin Foley and Dwayne Perkins. The Stow family also attended.

The fundraiser was held at Patrick Good’s Shack, a Westside home for Philadelphia fans, on Aug. 9 when the Phillies were in Los Angeles playing the Dodgers.

Said Stow’s mother, Ann, in a statement: "We cannot believe that people we didn't even know at the time would get together to do this for Bryan. This is truly the utmost example of the demonstration of goodwill and charity that can happen when fans of teams from all walks of life come together to do something positive."


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Photo: Bryan Stow and his children. Credit: Beck Diefenbach / Reuters