Matt Cain offers Make-A-Wish pledge

Updated: December 10, 2013, 10:55 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Matt Cain wants to do his part to help the next Batkid make good on a dream.

The Giants pitcher and his wife, Chelsea, pledged a $50,000 matching grant and challenge 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.

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