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Matt Cain to match up to $50k in donations for Make-A-Wish

Dec 6, 2013, 11:31 PM PST

Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Would you jump into the frigid Winter waters of the San Francisco Bay to show how committed you are to your job? Don’t answer that.

On Saturday, Patricia Wilson, the executive director of Make-A-Wish Bay Area is going to take the plunge to help raise money for her organization. San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain and his wife, Chelsea, have offered to match up to $50,000 of the money raised by her efforts.

Stuff like the amazing Bat Kid day in San Francisco doesn’t happen without these kinds of thoughtful donations, and the citizens of the Bay Area have a good opportunity to help Make-A-Wish raise the funds to help other kids that really need a distraction from whatever tough hand their dealt.

Wilson has already raised $11,700 with just one day left in her charity drive. You can help her meet her fundraising goal by clicking here.

If she’s willing to jump into bone-chilling waters, and the Cains are willing to match your donations, why not help? Besides, she’ll probably Tweet funny pictures.

UPDATE: Patricia has completed her plunge into the Bay. There’s still time to donate, though. She looks cold, but happy.

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