The reward offered for information leading to the arrests of two men who severely beat Santa Cruz resident Bryan Stow outside Dodger Stadium after a game against the Giants last week has grown to $50,000.
Additional support for the 42-year-old father of two and paramedic is coming from other San Francisco Bay Area sports teams and Los Angeles Dodgers fans who are sickened about what happened in the stadium parking lot after the season opener between the rival teams March 31.
Giants Chief Executive Officer Bill Neukom and President Larry Baer on Saturday dropped by Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where Stow is in a medically-induced coma from being repeatedly kicked and beaten in the head. They brought a team jersey signed by players and spoke with Stow's family.
Stow was also visited Saturday by Giants announcers Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper, team spokesman Jim Moorehead said. The team has pledged $10,000.
"It's a tragedy," Moorehead said. "We're deeply concerned and touched and affected. It's such a terrible, senseless thing that happened."
The Los Angeles Dodgers will contribute $25,000, spokesman Josh Rawitch said Monday.
After the attack, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich announced a $10,000 reward. Stow's employer contributed $5,000.
Stow was walking with two friends from the stadium to the parking lot, wearing Giants attire, when he was approached from behind by two men. The men struck Stow, who fell to the pavement, Los Angeles police said. The assailants kicked him several times in the head and then ran to a four-door sedan driven by a woman. A boy was also in the car.
Police are continuing to search for the suspects, described as Latino men in their 20s, police said Monday. A press conference is scheduled for noon today at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where a trauma doctor will speak about Stow's condition, a hospital spokesman Frank Toscano said. Also expected to speak are representatives from the Los Angeles Police Department and members of Stow's family.
As of Monday, Stow was still in critical condition, Toscano said.
Rebecca Mackowiak, Stow's paramedic partner at American Medical Response in Santa Clara County, said the San Jose Sharks hockey team provided Stow a team jersey signed by several players. Stow works as the primary paramedic at Sharks home games and many of the players know him personally, she said.
Other benefits are planned. American Medical Response of Santa Clara will host a barbecue from noon-8 p.m. on Wednesday to raise money for Stow. The barbecue will be held at 1670 Las Plumas Ave., San Jose. Pizza My Heart will contribute 30 percent of sales from 4-9 p.m. Thursday if customers mention Stow's name, Mackowiak said.
The Santa Cruz Police Officers Association and the Police Management Association is also taking donations to assist Stow in his recovery, Deputy Chief Steve Clark said. Additionally, local police have dedicated $1,000 to the reward effort in Los Angeles, Clark said.
Mark Webb, a Dodgers fan who lives north of Los Angeles in Castaic, is offering Stow his signed Giants jersey from the 2002 World Series team in a show of sympathy. He said the jersey might be worth a few hundred dollars.
Webb, 50, said the beating is "really sad and just baffling."
"This isn't supposed to happen at a baseball game," he said. "I just want him to know people are thinking about him. What happened is not OK. As far as I'm concerned, it's attempted murder."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.