BOSTON (WWLP) - Governors often make friendly wagers over championship events like the Stanley Cup Finals, but this time, instead of wagering a lobster, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is wagering his time with the Governor of Illinois.
Patrick and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced Tuesday that they two have agreed to a wager over this year's Stanley Cup finals. If the Boston Bruins win, Quinn will have to travel to Massachusetts to volunteer at the Greater Boston Food Pantry. If the Chicago Blackhawks win, Patrick will go back to his childhood hometown, and volunteer with the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
"I look forward to seeing the Bruins circle the ice with the Stanley Cup above their heads," Patrick said in a news release sent to 22News. "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 insecurity."
For his part, Quinn said that it is Patrick who will be boarding a plane once the series is over. "Governor Patrick is skating on thin ice by betting against the mighty Chicago Blackhawks," Quinn said. "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 Stanley Cup finals begin Wednesday night, and you can watch Game 1 right here on 22News.