In a gesture that displays admirable cooperation and support, the Dos Pueblos Little League (DPLL) and Goleta Valley South Little League (GVSLL) are teaming up to raise money for Bryan Stow, a San Francisco Giants fan who was attacked and severely beaten at the Dodgers’ home opener in Los Angeles.
The two leagues will hold benefit car washes on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the following two locations: the Mobil gas station at 49 Glen Annie Road, and the Living Safe Center at 4597 Hollister Avenue.
Pulling together for a worthy cause, players, coaches, and other volunteers from both Little Leagues will work at the event. Players from DPLL and GVSLL will work at both locations to demonstrate their compassion and combined effort.
“We wanted to show the intermixing of community support within the two leagues,” said Barbara Marlett, a DPLL board member who organized the event.
Despite not knowing Stow or his family, Marlett decided to create the fundraiser in order to show that it doesn’t matter what team you play or root for.
“Kids should know that they have the right to choose whatever team they want to be a fan of,” said Marlett, “and that no one has the right to any kind of violence, verbal or physical.”
Future plans include sending a get well card to Stow with the signatures of players and coaches.
Stow is currently in a coma and is suffering seizures due to the severe nature of the beating, according to the Web site set up by his family. Donations can be made through the Web site, www.support4bryanstow.com.