Remember when Ron Johnstone sent us a video of his son Casey professing his true Dodger fandom in a school full of Giants fans? And then the video went viral? And then Casey was invited to throw out the first pitch at a Dodgers game, and the Johnstones pledged the proceeds from their video to the Bryan Stow support fund?
Well, Ron was kind enough to write us with an update:
Hi guys, just wanted to check in and send thanks (again) for your coverage of my son Casey's graduation speech — your posts contributed significantly toward a wave of YouTube views that resulted in a decent amount of ad revenue on the video.
As you may know, our family decided early on that 100% of whatever we made via YouTube would be donated to the Bryan Stow Fund. So far, we've sent $1000 to the Stow family. I don't expect much more money will be made (Casey's 15 minutes of fame are clearly up!) but any additional/future earnings will of course continue to be sent to Bryan.
(Less importantly — but still important — it's getting a bit easier to be a Dodgers fan here in the Bay Area...since Casey's graduation speech, LAD is 19-9 [now 22-9] and SFG is 8-20 [now 10-21]!)
Thanks again for everything + Go Dodgers!
Thanks for the update, Ron, and good on you and your family for your generous gesture!