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Drivers line up at Dodger Stadium to drop off money for beating victim Bryan Stow

April 11, 2011 | 10:47 am

Drivers headed into Dodger Stadium on Monday to drop off cash and checks for a relief fund for paramedic Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who was severely beaten on opening day.

Volunteers from Stow's employer, American Medical Response, and the Dodgers were providing car-side collection service to a steady stream of vehicles at the stadium, Dodger spokesman Josh Rawitch said.

Stow, 42, a Santa Clara paramedic, remained in critical condition Monday in a medically induced coma at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

He is undergoing further testing, but no improvement has been reported since his admission, a hospital spokesperson said.

Stow, wearing Giants apparel, was in the stadium parking lot after the March 31 game when two young men began taunting him. According to police, one of the men blindsided him with blows to the back and head.

Both men repeatedly kicked and punched Stow on the ground before fleeing in a car driven by a woman. Police said it appeared a 10-year-old boy was also in the car.

The money collected Monday will go to a trust fund established by Stow’s mother at the San Francisco Police Credit Union, and will benefit him and his two children.

Giants and Dodgers players also planned Monday night to take part in a pre-game ceremony when the teams face off again at AT&T Park in San Francisco. The ceremony will honor Stow and “encourage civility in the rivalry,” Rawitch said.

At Dodger Stadium, motorists were being directed to the main entrance off Elysian Park Drive to parking Lot 1, Rawitch said.

Leaders, including former Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda, City Councilman Tom LaBonge and Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich were set to speak at noon.

The drive was scheduled to end at 3 p.m. Checks should be made out to the “Bryan Stow Fund.”


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Photo: Employees with American Medical Response accept donations at Dodger Stadium for fellow paramedic Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who was severely beaten on opening day. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times