Tim Flannery, the third base coach for the San Francisco Giants has given a substantial amount of money to the Stow family. Back on Opening Day 2011, Bryan Stow was hospitalized after being beaten by fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Flannery gave the Stow family $96,000 to help aid the financial costs of medical bills.
According to ESPN, Flannery wasn’t the only one to give money to the Stow family.
As part of the large donation presented Saturday night, Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt contributed $25,000 to match Flannery’s initial total and former Giants great-turned-instructor Will Clark wrote a $10,000 check.
“I don’t think we could even begin to explain how much the efforts of all the people involved mean to us,” Stow’s sister, Bonnie Stow, wrote in an email Monday. “They’re all busy people, with their own lives going on, yet they take the time to put on these shows to help Bryan. It’s like ‘thank you’ just isn’t enough.
This was all possible through Flannery’s music background, being in a band for a few years.
Flannery and his band, The Lunatic Fringe, recently concluded a series of four sold-out Northern California concerts benefiting Stow, while all dollars from purchases of Flannery’s 11th album, “Outside Lands,” released in November, go directly to Stow.
“That was, for me, kind of a gamble,” Flannery said by phone Monday. “People always say, ‘Well, why don’t you just write a check?’ I always say, ‘Well, I only hit nine home runs in my 10-year career, I can’t just write a big check.’