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Fil-Am pitcher Lincecum gives $25,000 to fan fund

SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2011 (AFP) – Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is giving $25,000 to assist the San Francisco fan who suffered a serious head injury when he was attacked outside Dodger Stadium last.

The donation from the two-time National League Cy Young Award winner will go to the Bryan Stow Fund to help with the 42-year-old paramedic’s medical bills and other expenses.

Stow, a father of two, was beaten in a car park outside Dodger Stadium after the teams’ March 31 season opener. He remains hospitalized in Los Angeles in a medically induced coma.

Despite the offer of a $150,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, police have not charged anyone.

“This was a senseless act of violence and I wanted to help out Mr. Stow and his family,” Lincecum said in a statement Thursday. “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,” Lincecum said.

The Giants raised almost $70,000 for the Stow fund, partnering with his employer, American Medical Response, to gather donations at their ballpark on Monday during a game against the Dodgers.

The total includes a $10,000 donation from the team.

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