UPDATE: Charlie's rep exclusively tells E! News that Sheen wound up contributing $20,000 from both merchandising profits and audience donations from his Saturday show in San Francisco to the Bryan Stow Fund to help the Bay Area paramedic savagely beaten while attending a Dodgers game last month. About $9,000 came from merch sales, while an additional $4,000 came from the audience when the actor passed around a "Sheen winning hat," his rep says.
"As a sports fan, Charlie was saddened by the Dodger Stadium assault of Bryan Stow," says Barry Klarberg, Charlie's business manager. "Charlie is matching those fan contributions as well and topping off the contribution to the Bryan Stow Foundation to $20,000. A check will be given to the Foundation later this week."
In other winning news, the former Two and a Half Men star on Monday toured a Tuscaloosa, Ala., neighborhood ravaged by tornadoes last week and is talking with local officials about holding a benefit. Sheen, who posed for pictures with victims, First Responders and National Guards soldiers, said he was invited to visit the area thanks to a tweet from a University of Alabama student.
"Alabama; Heading your way. On a recon mission. My Cadre right behind me. You need help. I'm bringing it. DogSpeed," he tweeted.
"I'm in Tuscaloosa. It's beyond words. Info coming soon on how you can all help," he later added along with a twitpic of the destruction.
Mr. Warlock has announced he's founded "Sheen's Korner," a charitable foundation to benefit those in need. Per Sheen's publicist, the Korner (named after his online show) will launch its first fundraiser at Charlie's Saturday San Francisco show at Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium. All merchandising sales will be donated to the Brian Stow Fund to benefit Stow's family and help defray medical costs.
Stow is the San Francisco Giants fan who was beaten last month outside L.A.'s Dodger Stadium by hoodlums and is now in an induced coma with probable brain damage.
(Originally published April 28, 2011, at 11:24 a.m. PT)