Two years ago, the city of San Francisco was inspired to transform itself into Gotham City to bring one of Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area’s most elaborate wishes come to life for Miles Scott, a survivor of lymphoblastic leukemia. With the help of the San Francisco Police Chief and the Mayor’s Office, and with the support of 25,000 fans, Miles became Batkid. Over the course of a day, throughout San Francisco, he fought super-villains and rescued citizens while thousands of people cheered him on. Around the globe, through social media, millions more were inspired by his adventures as Batkid, and many more continue to be inspired through the Batkid Begins documentary, directed by Dana Nachman, and the forthcoming feature film adaptation produced by and starring Julia Roberts.
Now, a group of Batkid’s supporters are gearing up to celebrate the two year anniversary of the event on November 15th, 2015. Using the augmented reality game +Ingress created by +Niantic Labs, Bay Area Ingress players will join forces to create a piece of virtual artwork over the streets of San Francisco.
Together, the game’s opposing factions came up with an idea to virtually emblazon the Bat-Signal over the city’s streets, with a beam emanating from city hall that sends the bat symbol over one of the city’s most volatile in-game areas.
Ingress gameplay consists of capturing portals which are located at places of popular significance, such as landmarks, monuments, and public art, places that are all around us, all the time. By capturing these portals and linking them to create fields over geographical areas in pre-designed patterns, players will use the fields to create the Bat-Signal artwork over downtown San Francisco.
Welcome to our team fundraising page! We started this page to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions and are asking for your support.
Please help by contributing any amount you can- $5, $25, $50 or even more. Every dollar you donate can help Make-A-Wish kids renew their courage and find a turning point in their lives.
Thank you for your support!
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THANKS TO THESE SUPPORTERS
- Raffle and Bar sales - $61.00
- David Lewis - $25.00
- Owen Bondurant - $25.00