Pizza My Heart Offers 30 Percent of Proceeds to Bryan Stow's Family

The pizza chain will donate 30 percent of every order from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Two fundraisers for Santa Cruz assault victim have been quickly set up by friends and coworkers.

On Tuesday, all Pizza My Heart stores will give 30 percent of purchases from 4-9 p.m. to the family if customers mention Bryan Stow. The chain, which started in Capitola, has a branch at 1116 Pacific Ave. in Santa Cruz. It has two in Capitola: 209 Esplanade and 2180 41st Ave. 

Mention Bryan when you order or print out the flier on the right. Find out more at a website devoted to him here.

On Wednesday, there will be a fundraising barbecue at the paramedic company, EMR, at 1670 Las Plumas Ave. in San Jose that will last from noon to 8 p.m.

Stow is the paramedic who was attacked and critically injured while wearing Giants paraphernalia outside the Los Angeles ballpark on opening day.

kathlean perlin April 05, 2011 at 07:10 PM
Excellent. Santa Cruz people are the best. Thank you Pizza My Heart - who also supported the Red Cross % Big Wave Fundraiser with 5 T shirts!
Audrey O'Neal April 05, 2011 at 08:59 PM
What an AWESOME company to be doing this for Brian's family! Because of your genoriousty, I will now always get my pizza for my family from Pizza My Heart. You do have the best Pizza.
Dave Wexler April 06, 2011 at 04:49 AM
I'm both impressed by the outpouring of love shown to a man whose life as a paramedic is evidence alone of his compassion...and horrified by the animals who did this. BTW, not that I blame them in any way for this senseless act, but what happened to the two other male friends who were with Mr. Stow at the time. Although that would have made the fight, shall we say, a bit more "even." Now, of course, there's no evidence yet that this heinous crime has any connection to alcohol, but believe me, I worked for a MLB club that gave lip service to alcohol-related issues. They make you take a 2-hour course, tell you the rules, and give you an open-book test. Really. And that makes me an expert in ______! There wasn't a single seller of beer at the stadium at which I worked that wouldn't sell a beer to a stone-cold drunk -- as long as such sellers make their commission.
Katie McKee April 06, 2011 at 06:28 AM
Hooray for Pizza My Heart and thanks, SC Patch, for posting this!
Linda McElroy April 06, 2011 at 04:42 PM
I live in Long Beach...and at one time was a Dodger fan...I am left wondering WHY the Dodger Organization doesn't step up, and do the right thing...They certainly could do a lot towards improving relations by taking care of Bryan Stow's medical bills...at the very least!!!
Jacob Bourne (Editor) April 06, 2011 at 04:48 PM
Linda, the Dodgers have offered a $25,000 reward to anyone with info leading to the arrest of the attackers.
Jared April 06, 2011 at 05:13 PM
25,000 is equivalent to a penny or less of what they make. heartless organization is what they are. Why can't they take care of his medical expenses? you know lawyers will get involved. I bet the McCourts have discussed their liability or loss of profit with their lawyers by now. Not blame the Dodgers' organization. So, patrons and suspect individuals (thugs) can run rampant and no security guard in the parking lots, "directing traffic" It could also happen at a concert. Crowd control or mob control is part of the business of holding live entertainment events
Jacob Bourne (Editor) April 06, 2011 at 05:17 PM
The Giants have donated $10,000 to the Brian Stow Fund. That's guaranteed money, unlike the Dodgers' possible offer, but if we're talking about who's being cheap here, it's not just the Dodgers. And this is coming from a lifelong Giants fan.
Dave Wexler April 06, 2011 at 06:08 PM
Jacob: My curiosity makes me ask who are you referring to when you say "...but if we're talking about who's being cheap here, it's not just the Dodgers?"
Jacob Bourne (Editor) April 06, 2011 at 06:11 PM
Dave, I was suggesting that if the Dodgers are being called cheap by offering $25,000, then the Giants' $10,000 donation, although it is guaranteed unlike the Dodgers' reward offer, must also be considered cheap. On the other hand, it may not be fair to call any of them cheap. While the organizations are worth hundreds of millions of dollars, that doesn't require them to pony up massive amounts, rather appropriate amounts.
Dave Wexler April 06, 2011 at 06:47 PM
Jacob, thanks for the clarity. From what I've read, this heinous act was perpetrated -- by cowards who ran to an awaiting car -- in the parking lot on the third-base side of the stadium. Correct? Do the Dodgers own the lot? Does a private firm own the lot? What I'm getting at is that this kind of cowardly violence occurs in every city, at various locations (sports venues and otherwise), and in varying degrees. I agree with your sentiment: "While the organizations are worth hundreds of millions of dollars, that doesn't require them to pony up massive amounts, rather appropriate amounts." Did the Dodgers allow this to happen? I would suggest that the answer is, "No." So, whereas I don't feel that the Dodgers, the Giants, or the LA City Council "owes" Mr. Stow anything, they are making gestures of compassion and goodwill. My response with regard to adding more security guards: Are so-called "security guards" amongst the most useless in our job force? I would suggest, "Yes." BTW, is there a so-called "Victims' Fund" is this locale?
Jacob Bourne (Editor) April 06, 2011 at 09:22 PM
Dave, perfect timing. See here for how to donate to The Brian Stow Fund: http://patch.com/A-g02m
Dave Wexler April 07, 2011 at 01:27 AM
Jacob: Thanks so much for the follow-up. This afternoon, I made a donation by way of PayPal. Do you write for The Patch? Do you know of any answers to my previous questions? Are you knowledgeable about Bryan's current condition? Have a wonderful evening, Dave
Jacob Bourne (Editor) April 07, 2011 at 01:33 AM
Dave, That's great that you made a donation. I am the editor of Capitola-Soquel Patch (capitola.patch.com). I don't know his current condition, other than he is reportedly still in a coma under very close watch.
Dave Wexler April 07, 2011 at 02:17 AM
Jacob, I feel good about making the donation. The more I think about Bryan's and his family's "situation," the more likely it feels that I'll donate again. I believe the reason for that feeling is that I can picture myself in his shoes. I also know of the toll that such or similar situations can take on the individual -- and the family -- beyond the medical needs. Thanks for the information about yourself. I look to keep "informed" about his condition. Have a wonderful evening, Dave
Dave Wexler April 07, 2011 at 04:50 AM
Jacob: I contacted "Pizza My Heart" (the name says a lot) by e-mail. Chuck, the proprietor, responded to me twice. Here's some of what he shared with me (paras removed). Could you share this with your readers? Me: "I truly wish to express to you how I feel about what you have undertaken with regard to Bryan Stow and his family. From personal experience, I know the impact you are making. You...must feel... very proud of your efforts. If I lived out west, your pizza shop would be my pizza shop. Are there any locations of your shop near the hospital where Bryan (along with his family) is being cared for? "We were very happy to do it. There were tears in their eyes when we presented a check for $20,000 this afternoon. We don't have any shops near the hospital. He is in Los Angeles and we are only in Northern California. His family does live in Santa Cruz, where we have one of our original stores. In fact, one of our drivers delivered a pizza to Bryan's grandmother last night. The driver gave her the pizza and a hug and both were in tears. Thanks for the nice note. Chuck, "The Big Cheese" A portion of my response: "My pleasure. Although I wish this had never happened, I’m honored to be in your presence (in a small way) in support of his family....Is there a photo of the check presentation? If so, can you send me a copy or tell me where I can view a copy? Chuck: "Check our 'Pizza My Heart Fan page for photo of check and 3 of our great employees." Me: "Done!"
Katie McKee April 07, 2011 at 05:11 AM
The Dodger money is for a possible circumstance, and goes to the witness. The Giant money goes to Bryan and his family. Which do you think his family would prefer right now? His brother's comments to the press indicate that they believe this to be a random act of violence, and their focus is on keeping positive for Bryan, not seeking punishment for the attackers.
Katie McKee April 07, 2011 at 05:17 AM
I just left there, after thanking one of the owners for all they have done. Watched American Idol. Holly and Hunter were there. Hunter got to see Daddy on the big screen! They handed out all natural ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Love PMH!
Sharyn April 08, 2011 at 12:44 AM
We are not sure you want to send info on everyone willing to help Bryan Stow...?? We are big baseball fans. Unfortunately, we cannot donate cash but can do profits from sales for a 2-3 week period of time. Go to: www.youravon.com/sharynsimmons (Independent Sales Rep) Once at website, go to tab 'online events' and find the event 'for Bryan Stow'. Click on event, shop and a minimum of 25% will be donated during each campaign. Direct delivery preferred. We will send donations raised to the SF Police Credit Union as mentioned in patch news today. Effective today thru 4/27. Thanks. (Note: depending on sales, the 25% could increase - it's whatever profits comes in from the link )
Dave Wexler April 08, 2011 at 05:53 AM
Sharyn: I'm not sure I understand your post: "We are not sure you want to send info on everyone willing to help Bryan Stow...??" Firstly, who are you referring to?


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