January 22-24, 2002: Washington, DC
January 24-26, 2002: New York City

Mayors to Place Super Bet on Super Bowl
Local Leaders Rally Support for Local Teams

WASHINGTON (January 23, 2002) - At the U.S. Conference of Mayors 70th Annual Winter Meeting, mayors of the cities home to the four NFL play-off teams will put their pride and a significant wager on the line, over the outcome of this year's Super Bowl.

Marc Morial, Mayor of New Orleans, host city of the Super Bowl; Boston Mayor Thomas Menino; Pittsburgh Mayor Thomas Murphy; Philadelphia Mayor John Street; and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay will place bets on their local team during a press conference at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.

What: Mayors show support for local teams participating in NFL play-offs and place bets.

Where: New York Room, Capital Hilton Hotel 16th and K St. NW

When: Thursday, January 24 at 12:00 pm

The four NFL finalists participating in the playoffs are the Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Rams, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. The Super Bowl will take place in New Orleans on February 3, 2002.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,139 such cities in the country today, each represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the Mayor.

Andy Solomon (202) 861-6766
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