Yesterday, I read this article from SFist about how on November 15th, the Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation will be transforming San Francisco into Gotham City for young five years old Miles who has leukemia. Miles “is a sunny, positive little boy and finds his inspiration in super heroes.” His wish is to be Batman.
And that’s exactly what will happen on November 15th, when San Francisco will be transformed into Gotham City–including the bat signal, batmobile, and bat suit.
Here’s the tentative plot:
The day starts with a breaking news story. Gotham City’s Police Chief asks if anyone knows the whereabouts of Batman because he needs his help solving crime and bringing the bad guys to justice. Our little Batman, Miles, in training with adult Batman, is ready to answer the call! Of course Batman will be riding in the “real” batmobile 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! 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!
If you are able to make it out to San Francisco on November 15th, volunteers are encouraged to come out to encourage and cheer on the hero that the city deserves.
Be sure to follow the Make-a-Wish event page here to read about updates as the date gets closer, or to donate to an organization that makes dreams come true.