Children and Youth

Bryan Stow to speak at Mission San Juan Bautista March 12

Fan injured outside Dodger Stadium will address bullying during talk on Saturday

Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who was left with brain damage after a brutal attack in the Dodger Stadium parking lot in 2011, is scheduled to speak at Mission San Juan Bautista on Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend the free event.

In a San Francisco Examiner article, the writer described a talk Stow gave recently by saying, "Stow began his talk by describing his life before his injuries: an ambulance driver and father of two, who enjoyed skydiving. Giving a brief description of his attack on March 31, 2011, Stow connected the violent crime to the topic of bullying."

Stow, formerly an ambulance driver and avid skydiver, has had to re-learn basic motor skills since the incident. Although he has spent much of his time in physical therapy, he campaigns against bullying and fan violence.

For more information on the Bryan Stow Foundation, click here. For more information on Stow's talk, call the Mission office at 623-2127 or email Magda Perino at



Leslie David

Leslie David is a Bay Area independent reporter/producer and is a BenitoLink founding board member. She has produced for radio, television, newspaper and magazines in both California and Wyoming. She was with KRON-TV News in San Francisco as camera-woman, editor and field producer, where she won the Commonwealth Club's Thomas Storke Award with Linda Yee for their series on the Aids Epidemic. She started as a small market news reporter shooting her own 16mm film at KEYT-TV Santa Barbara. Leslie lives on a ranch with her family in San Benito County.