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Mayor Makes Stanley Cup Bet

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Philadelphia, May 27, 2009 – Today, Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Mayor Richard M. Daley announced that they would bet on the outcome of the Stanley Cup between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks.

Should the Flyers win or lose, Mayor Nutter will volunteer in a community garden with the Mayor's Office of Sustainability. As part of the City's Greenworks plan, the Mayor's Office of Sustainability aims to bring fresh, local, and healthy food to within 10 minutes of 75 percent of residents. Encouraging community gardens - along with bringing farmers markets to underserved neighborhoods and increasing the amount of fresh foods sold in local stores - is key to accomplishing this goal. If the Flyers win, Mayor Nutter will donate the food grown to Philabundance, the region's largest hunger relief organization whose mission is to end hunger and malnutrition in the Delaware Valley by acquiring food and distributing it through organizations serving people in need. If the Black Hawks win, Mayor Nutter will donate the food grown to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

"While the Flyers fans and Black Hawks fans may not agree on much these days, everyone knows that eating good, fresh foods is key to staying healthy," said Mayor Nutter. "I look forward not only to watching the Flyers win the Stanley Cup but to volunteering in a community garden and donating the produce to Philabundance."

Chicago's wager wagered a large assortment of local Chicago food, drink and other products. If the Flyers win, the City of Philadelphia will donate the goods, as appropriate, to charities.

"Both teams come from great American cities, with passionate fans and terrific food," said Mayor Richard M. Daley. "This should be a great Stanley Cup Finals, and I am happy to place this wager on the success of the Chicago Blackhawks."

Items Included in Chicago's Bet:

Abundance Bakery: three dozen red velvet cupcakes.
Al's #1 Italian Beef: 100 Italian Beef Sandwiches.
Allen Brothers: six boxes of 34 oz. USDA Prime Long Bone Ribeye steaks (The Blackhawk Chop) for Philadelphia and 5,000 burgers to Blackhawks Charities.
Azteca Foods Inc.: 10 cases each tortillas, tortilla chips, salad shells
Billy Goat Tavern: Three dozen double "cheezborgers."
BJ's Market: Barbecue Turkey Ribs, Mustard-Fried Catfish, Roasted Turkey Wings.
Bobak's Sausage Company: 100 Italian Sausages and 100 Gourmet Chicken Burger "Pucks."
C. J. Vitner Company: 10 cases of Chicago Style Potato Chips.
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs: "Cowboy" by David Todd Trost.
Chicago Public Library: A collection of books by some of Chicago's great authors, including Scott Turow, Innocent; Carl Smith, The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City; Gwendolyn Brooks, A Book of Poems; Saul Bellows, The Adventures of Augie March; Studs Terkel, Touch and Go; Sarah Paretsky, Body Work.
Connie's Pizza: 50 Large Deep Dish Sausage Pizzas.
Eli's Cheesecake: 500 slices of a "hat trick" of Eli's Cheescakes – Original, Strawberry, and Chocolate Chip.
Garrett Popcorn Shops: 25 gallons of Mixed Popcorn.
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse: Once Case of the "Chicago Cut" USDA Prime Bone-in Ribeye steaks.
Glunz Family Winery & Cellars: 12 bottles of Glunz's de la Costa Sangria.
Goose Island Beer Company: 10 cases of Goose Island Honker's Ale.
Great to Be Here Tees: Chicago/Philadelphia Sports Fan T-shirt package.
Half Acre Brewery: one case each of Gossamer Golden Ale, Daisy Cutter Pale Ale and The Invasion Helles Bock.
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse: 49 6-oz. Double-Cut Lamb Chops.
Illinois Specialty Cut Flowers: A sustainably grown Blackhawks bouquet.
Kim & Scott Pretzels: Round-trip airfare to Chicago for two, hotel room for one night, free dinner at Kim & Scott's Cafe Twist at 2218 N. Lincoln Ave. and a case of Kim & Scott's Gourmet Stuffed Pretzels.
King Wah: 200 egg rolls.
La Preferida: Assortment of over 50 Authentic Mexican food products including refried beans, Jalapeño Peppers, Organic Products, Salsas, Tortillas, and Seasonings.
Lyric Opera of Chicago: two tickets to Verdi's "A Masked Ball", two Lyric fleece pullovers and baseball caps.
Manny's Cafeteria & Deli: A Deluxe Manny's Care Package containing sliced corned beef & pastrami, potato pancakes, rye bread and a bottle of Manny's Horseradish Mustard.
Margie's Candies: five cases of Margie's turtles
Mullen Foods: Chicago's Finest Applesauce
Original Rainbow Cone Inc.: 25 quarts of Original Rainbow Cone ice cream
Reebok: 100 youth hockey sticks
Reggio's Pizza: 10 Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizzas
Robinson's Ribs: three cases of Robinson's Barbecue Sauce –Original, Brown Sugar and Hot.
Stanley's Kitchen & Tap – West Loop: 20lbs, 10oz. of toasted macaroni & cheese.
Stewarts Coffee: six cases of Stewarts Private Blend Coffee and two cases of "Red Eye" Blend.
Terry's Toffee: 30 pounds of toffee.
Vienna Beef: 1961 Maxwell Street Polish Sausages and 2010 Chicago Style Hot Dogs
Windy City Soda: cases of Windy City Soda to the City of Philadelphia and 15 cases to the Chicago Greater Food Depository.
World's Finest Chocolate: 50-lb. chocolate almond bar.