SF Giants Pitcher Matt Cain Inspired by Batkid to Pledge $50K Make-A-Wish Donation | NBC Bay Area

SF Giants Pitcher Matt Cain Inspired by Batkid to Pledge $50K Make-A-Wish Donation

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    SF Giants Pitcher Matt Cain Inspired by Batkid to Pledge $50K Make-A-Wish Donation
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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 11: Matt Cain #18 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Baltimore Orioles at AT&T Park on August 11, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

    San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain has pledged a $50,000 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation after seeing the success of the organization's "Batkid" visit to San Francisco last month.

    Make-A-Wish grants wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses, such as 5-year-old Miles Scott who became the San Francisco superhero, Batkid, on Nov. 15.

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    Miles, who is recovering from leukemia, went around the city in a Batman-like costume fighting villains at staged crime scenes, and had the attention of nearly all Bay Area residents, with even President Barack Obama commenting on his superhero talents.

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    Cain took notice of the pint-sized hero from Tulelake, Calif., and wanted to support Make-A-Wish.

    The ballplayer and his wife, Chelsea, will give $50,000 to the organization once its Bay Area executive director Patricia Wilson raises the same amount.

    Wilson has raised more than $20,000 for her part in the annual "Brave the Bay" charity event for the organization held last Saturday at Aquatic Park in San Francisco.

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    She took an icy plunge into the Bay during a cold snap, as did San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr and other police officers and Make-A-Wish board of director members.

    Wilson has until 8 p.m. Wednesday to raise the remaining money to trigger Cain's matching donation.

    Those who want to participate in the matching challenge can make donations here.