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Fundraisers set for Packers fan attacked outside Portland bar

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Sam Whitehorn in the hospital with his mother. Sam Whitehorn in the hospital with his mother.

A Portland man was attacked in NW Portland and left with a traumatic head injury. Now, the man is getting financial help from friends and coworkers.

On Jan. 16, 26-year-old Sam Whitehorn was in front of Muu Muu's Bar on NW 21st when police say some guys started taunting him because he was wearing Green Bay Packers gear.

Police said one suspect punched him, he fell down and hit his head on the pavement. He suffered a severe injury and had to have surgery.

Whitehorn's girlfriend told FOX 12 he's having a hard time speaking and remembering things, and he's still in the hospital.

Now, Whitehorn's boss and friends are trying to get the word out about a fundraiser Wednesday night at The Abbey Bar. All profits from food and drink sales will go to Whitehorn.

Police did release surveillance photos of three potential suspects in the case, but until there's closure, the bar owner says they want to do something proactive.

"If you're going to have a beer on Wednesday, please come down and do it at The Abbey Bar because all proceeds are going to go to Sam. We've have seven kegs donated so far, so we don't have a cost to off set. So far, we're doing good for sending him a big fundraising check," said Bristol Kelley.

Portland Police said they're following up on several tips in the case.

Another fundraiser will be held at the Adrianna Hill Ballroom on Feb. 3.

If you would like to donate to help cover Whitehorn's medical expenses, a GoFundMe has been set up.

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