After winning hearts in San Francisco and beyond last month, “Batkid” is returning to the city this weekend for a Make-A-Wish fundraiser with the Police Department.
Much of the bill came from the big San Francisco Civic Center finale, where 5-year-old Miles Scott was given a key to the city.
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.
Matt Suhr, owner of Kid Monarch Clothing and creator of the BatKid T-shirt describes the origin of and mania surrounding the shirt.
San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr said Monday, “It was really unbelievable. The best part about it is, although the little guy had to get sick to get better … there was no catastrophe, nobody had to die for all these people to show up to spectacularly support his victory.”
The actor said the way people came together to help a 5-year-old boy battling leukemia be “Batkid” for a day was “fantastic”…
A 5-year-old Northern California boy who has battled leukemia for years became a darling of social media and attracted thousands of fans at home and around the country — including the president — as he took on the persona of his favorite superhero.
San Francisco 49ers stars — and even coach Jim Harbaugh — all gave shoutouts to 5-year-old Miles Scott. The San Francisco Giants and Oakland Raiders also cheered him, along with Stanford’s baseball team among many others.
A young leukemia patient realized his dream to become Batman for a day as an army of volunteers transformed part of San Francisco into ‘Gotham City’ Friday.
On Friday, Batkid saved Gotham City (aka San Francisco) from The Riddler and The Penguin, ending a crime wave the city had not seen before. The “Gotham City News” team wraps it up.