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Make a Wish to Cast 5-Year-Old as Batman

Written by Jude Terror on Monday, November 04 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Make a Wish to Cast 5-Year-Old as Batman

We're betting he'll do a better job than Ben Affleck.


Source: Make a Wish

The Make a Wish Foundation is an organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. As far as missions go, that's quite possibly the coolest ever. Their latest endeavor will be turning the city of San Francisco into Gotham City to fulfill the wish of Miles, a five year old boy battling leukemia. If you're in the Bay Area, and you want to both witness something awesome and contribute as well (and let's face it, you're a reader of The Outhouse, so you could use some positive karma), then head into the city on November 15 and participate by joining the crowd at one of the locales below and cheering Miles on.

Here's the info from Make a Wish:

Come join us for a fun-filled day of everything Bat as a young crimefighter captures villains and saves the day on November 15th!

Miles may only be 5 years old, but he is fighting a very adult battle – one that we hope will save his life. Miles has leukemia.  He is a sunny, positive little boy and finds his inspiration in super heroes. When we interviewed Miles for a wish, he surprised even his parents:  he wishes to BE Batkid!

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 Hyde St. cable car tracks in Nob Hill, and capturing the Puzzler in the act of robbing a downtown vault, Batkid will eat his lunch at the Burger Bar in San Francisco – directly above Union Square.  While at Burger Bar, he will get a special message from the Chief of Police to go to the window – where he will look down and see a huge group of volunteers jumping up and down asking for Batkid’s help.  Why?

Because the villainous Mr. P. will be kidnapping a famous San Francisco 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 Mr. P., Batkid will make his final stop at City Hall, where the Mayor and the Police Chief of San Francisco 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! This is a great opportunity to see the magic of a wish in action – and a perfect outing for kids, grandkids and Bat-fans everywhere!

Here are ways you can participate:

1) You can catch the action as Miles becomes Batkid in one of several different locations around the city, and cheer him on as he fights crime and battles villains, by:
  • Watching him rescue a damsel in distress, who is tied up across the Hyde Street cable car line on the 1900 block of Hyde, between Green and Union streets (approximately 10:30am)
  • Seeing him catch his nemesis as he attempts to rob a vault at 550 Montgomery St. (approximately 11:00am)
  • Seeing a villain kidnap Lou Seal and drive off with him from Union Square (approximately 12:45pm)
  • Watching as Batkid arrives at AT&T park at 3rd and King side to apprehend the villain and free Lou Seal (approximately 1:00pm)
  • Joining in a massive celebration at City Hall at 2pm as SF Mayor Ed Lee gives Miles the key to the city and congratulates him on a job well done (approximately 2:00pm)
2) You can capture it on film, video, and in print, and we will be happy to provide you additional information about Miles, his wish, our organization and the sequence of events. 

 

Oh, and if you can't make it to San Francisco, you can donate to Make a Wish as well.








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About the Author - Jude Terror


Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably.  Ironically, our webmaster, whose website skills know no end, has very little understanding of social networks or how they work.  Regardless, you can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, but would probably have the most luck just emailing him.

 


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