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Governors Baker, Wolf Place Friendly Wagers On Super Bowl LII

Feb 03, 2018 06:54PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Governor Baker taps a maple tree in advance of his wager with Governor Wolf

 (Editor's Note: the following information was provided by the office of the Baker-Polito Administration.)

BOSTON — Ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, today Governors Charlie Baker of Massachusetts and Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania announced a friendly wager on the game’s outcome.

Governor Baker wagered a variety of the Commonwealth’s finest local offerings should the Eagles pull off an upset, including:

  • Clam Chowder from Legal Sea Foods in Boston
  • Craisins from Ocean Spray in Middleborough
  • Apple Cider Donuts from Smolak Farms in North Andover
  • Apple Pie, Chicken Pot Pie and Maple Syrup from Hollis Hills Farms in Fitchburg
  • Grillo’s Pickles from Needham
  • Boston Crème Pie Cupcakes and Lemon Squares from Koffee Kup Bakery in Springfield

“As the New England Patriots prepare for their eighth Super Bowl of the last seventeen years, the full force of the Commonwealth and all of New England is behind them every step of the way because we know their jobs are not done yet,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “We are proud to have another opportunity to offer up some of Massachusetts’ finest local products for a good cause and look forward to the Pats bringing home another Super Bowl win.”

Governor Wolf has wagered Federal Donuts, Soup from the Rooster Soup Company, Reading Terminal Market Scrapple, in honor of the market’s 125th anniversary, Coffee from La Colombe in Philadelphia, and donated pizza slices from Rosa’s Fresh Pizza, a pay-it-forward pizzeria that provides hundreds of meals per week to homeless Philadelphians. The Governors have agreed to donate the winnings to a local food pantry of their choice.

“Over the last year, the Eagles have battled adversity and inspired millions of fans, both on and off the field,” Governor Wolf said. “I am putting some of my Philly favorites and Philly’s finest and most iconic food items on the line but look forward to Governor Baker sending some Massachusetts food to Pennsylvania.”

Super Bowl kickoff is at scheduled for 6:30 PM ET on Sunday. 

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