Make-A-Wish Will Turn San Francisco Into Gotham City For This Batkid

Make-A-Wish Will Turn San Francisco Into Gotham City For This Batkid

Miles is a great kid fighting a courageous battle against leukaemia. But for one special day in November, he’ll be fighting crime as Batkid, riding alongside his hero Batman and protecting the streets of San Francisco.

Make-A-Wish of the Greater Bay Area and thousands of volunteers will turn downtown San Francisco into Gotham City on November 15. When Batboy and Batman swoop in, a whole day of adventure will unfold:

The day starts with a breaking news story. San Francisco’s Police Chief asks if anyone knows the whereabouts of Batkid because he needs his help solving crime and bringing the bad guys to justice. Our little Batkid, Miles, in training with adult Batman, is ready to answer the call! Of course Batkid will be riding around the City, saving the day and performing feats of derring-do!

After rescuing a damsel in distress from the cable car tracks in Nob Hill, and capturing the Riddler in the act of robbing a downtown vault, Batman will eat his lunch at the Burger Bar in San Francisco — directly above Union Square. While at Burger Bar, he will get a call on his batphone to go to the window — where he will look down and see a huge group of volunteers jumping up and down asking for Batman’s help. Why?

Because the Penguin will be kidnapping a famous Gotham City mascot! The getaway car will be visible on Union Square (a convertible so that everyone can see what is happening), and the chase will be on!

After catching the Penguin, Batman will make his final stop at City Hall, where the Mayor and the Police Chief of Gotham City will thank him and give him the key to the city. We plan on having hundreds of volunteers and donors collected to cheer and thank our Batman!

Check out Miles’ page on Make-A-Wish, and bring a hanky. He’ll be Batboy on November 15th, but in our minds he’s already a hero. [Make-A-Wish of the Greater Bay Area via SFGate]

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