Giants pitcher offers Make-A-Wish matching pledge

Matt Cain wants to do his part to help the next Batkid make good

on a dream.

The Giants pitcher and wife, Chelsea, pledged a $50,000 matching

grant and challenged to Make-A-Wish Foundation Greater Bay Area

Executive Director Patricia Wilson. If Wilson can complete her goal

of raising $50,000 by Wednesday night, the Cains will match it.

The couple was inspired – along with a captivated country – by

5-year-old Miles Scott’s whirlwind day last month as his favorite

superhero solving crime in San Francisco. The boy has undergone

leukemia treatment.

Make-A-Wish says Wilson pledged to plunge into San Francisco Bay

this past Saturday if supporters raised $7,500, the typical cost of

a wish. She jumped into the icy water, and had raised more than

$20,000 as of Monday afternoon.