Even politicians can have an open, friendly wager.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock promised each other local goods and philanthropic gestures today, depending on which city’s team wins the Super Bowl.
If the Broncos win Sunday, Murray will have to fork over a road bike from Rodriguez Bicycles, and some salmon and Dungeness crab.
A blown glass artwork by Dale Chihuly also will be auctioned off as part of the wager, with proceeds going toward Denver’s Road Home, an initiative to end homelessness in the Colorado city, according to a news release from the Murray’s office. Murray also promised to wear Broncos pajamas on Feb. 6, or PJ Day, an occasion to raise awareness about homelessness in Denver.
If the Seahawks win the Super Bowl, Hancock will give Murray some Denver green chili, and a ball cap, hoodie and skis from Icelantic Skis. A “Denver-themed item” will also be sold, with all raised funds going toward Seattle’s Lifelong AIDS Alliance, according to the news release. In a shout-out to Seattle recording artist Macklemore, Hancock also pledged to don an outfit composed of clothes entirely from the alliance’s thrift store.