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Popular 'Batkid' caper cost San Francisco $105K

Posted: November 20, 2013 2:50 p.m.
Updated: November 20, 2013 2:50 p.m.

Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, second from left, raises his arm next to Batman at a rally outside of San Francisco City Hall in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15.

 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A spokeswoman for San Francisco's mayor says it cost the city $105,000 to honor the 5-year-old boy with leukemia who captivated the nation with his larger-than-life portrayal of a caped crusader.

Mayor Ed Lee's communications director, Christine Falvey, said Wednesday that most of the money went toward renting the sound system, video screens and other equipment that was brought in to accommodate the crowds that gathered to watch Miles Scott, aka "Batkid," receive a chocolate key to the city.

Miles was able to fulfill his wish to be his favorite superhero last week when the Make-A-Wish Foundation arranged to have the boy ferried about San Francisco in a Lamborghini Batmobile as he solved make-believe capers.

Falvey says the San Francisco chapter of Make-A-Wish hopes to reimburse the city through private donations.

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