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BatKid T-Shirt (Kid Monarch Clothing Co.)

BatKid T-Shirt (Kid Monarch Clothing Co.)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – The Batkid t-shirts that were created to benefit Make-a-Wish Foundation’s efforts to turn San Francisco into Gotham last week sold so quickly that thousands more have since been ordered.

Kid Monarch Clothing had hoped to sell 500 shirts to support the foundation and the Batkid dream of 5-year-old Miles Scott, who has been battling leukemia.

Almost 2,000 shirts were actually sold during the event and there have been 3,000 more inquiries about buying them, some from as far away as Australia and India.

Miles had dreamed to become Batman, so Make-a-Wish and thousands of volunteers turned San Francisco into a comic book playground for a day. The event drew huge crowds at several San Francisco venues and the story quickly spread across social media.

Supplies of the shirts were quickly exhausted, and the new printing will become available over the next few weeks.

“Those will be able to be picked up at SFPD challenge Dec. 7. and we’ll be sending out an e-blast to everybody to update that information,” said Matt Suhr of Kid Monarch Clothing. “If you can’t make it out that day, we’re working on other venues past that to fulfill your orders.”

The shirts sell for $20, and proceeds still go to Make-a-Wish. According to the company website, $40 hoodies are also in the works.

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