Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced a friendly wager in advance of this week's Stanley Cup final opener between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks.
Under the terms of the wager, the governor of the losing team's state will volunteer at the food bank of the winning governor's choice.
If the Bruins win, Governor Quinn will volunteer at the Greater Boston Food Bank. If the Blackhawks win, Governor Patrick will volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
"I look forward to
seeing the Bruins circle the ice with the Stanley Cup above their heads," said
Governor Patrick. "And I'm delighted to join with Governor Quinn to use the
excitement of the playoffs to draw attention to the important issue of food
"Governor Patrick is skating on thin ice by betting against the mighty Chicago Blackhawks," said Governor Quinn. "But the Greater Chicago Food Depository can always use extra help, so after he works a shift there, I'm happy to take Governor Patrick to the United Center to see the Stanley Cup return home."
The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins are set to compete for the Stanley Cup for the first time in the NHL's first final featuring Original Six teams since 1979.
The puck drops Wednesday night.