Denver, Philly Mayors Make Playoff Bet
October 12, 2009
No matter who wins the National League Division Series between the Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies, the homeless will win too.
During the U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership Meeting in Seattle, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper decided to try something different other than a popular local delicacy to bet for.
So the winning city will get $2,000 and the losing city will get $500. If Hickenlooper wins, Denver’s Road Home will receive a $1,000 donation from Comcast, a $500 donation from First Bank and a $500 donation from Citizen Bank. On the other hand, if Nutter wins the bet, Project H.O.M.E. in Philadelphia will win the same prize.
“We decided that we have a great opportunity here, not just for some great baseball, but to support a great cause,” Nutter said. “This is a situation where, at least on the homelessness side, no matter what happens in the game, both of us are going to win.”
“We know a growing number of families in Denver and Philadelphia are struggling to make ends meet. So we are pleased to partner with Mayor Nutter to make sure homeless families in either city benefit from our wager,” Hickenlooper said.