Skip to comments.Barry Bonds gives gift to Bryan Stow (Tuition for his kids)
Posted on 05/25/2011 5:46:51 PM PDT by FlJoePa
Donations, contributions and other efforts have poured in after San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was beaten in a Dodger Stadium parking lot on Opening Day.
But one quiet gesture has especially touched Stow's family, something that will affect his two children years down the line.
Former Giants star and embattled figure Barry Bonds has volunteered to pay for the college education of 12-year-old Tyler and 8-year-old Tabitha.
"It was extraordinary of Barry Bonds, I thought," Stow family attorney Thomas Girardi told NBC Bay Area KNTV. "He didn't say anything about it to the press. This was just a gift he gave the family because he knew that it was going to be pretty important to the kids."
According to KNTV, Bonds spent an hour with Stow on April 22, when the 42-year-old paramedic was still at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center. Stow was moved May 16 to San Francisco General Hospital, which is closer to his family and where he remains in critical but stable condition under heavy sedation to prevent seizures caused by the traumatic brain injury.
Bonds also left a signed baseball bat for Stow's children, according to KNTV.
(Excerpt) Read more at sports.espn.go.com ...
What a nice thing to do.
This is really good. I think a lot of people have this perception that Bonds is a bad person, and it was largely created by the media.
He saw his father go through the ringer, so when he became a pro, he stayed distant. And if there is a group that circles the wagons well, it is the media. So the idea goes out that he is a jerk because he wont talk with the media. It gets pumped up and then bang, Bonds is “now” a bad person.
Then, the steroids saga comes along and the bad person is also a cheater, so there is a full onslaught. From the vitriol he gets, it would not surprise me if he voted Republican and the media held it against him. Im sure they used it against Clemens.
Very nice! Thank you, Barry.
I just didn’t like the ‘roid era of baseball, and he really sealed the deal for me on watching the game period.
Other than that, I’ve heard he’s a financial master compared to other professional athletes.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.