PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A friendly wager between two cities is going to benefit a great cause, win, lose or draw.
In honor of the Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals NFL Wild Card Game on Saturday, Mayor William Peduto of Pittsburgh and Mayor John Cranley of Cincinnati have placed a wager that will benefit local charities.READ MORE: Community Members Rally For Justice In Death Of Jim Rogers, Man Tased By Pittsburgh Police
If the Steelers win on Saturday, Mayor Cranley will send Mayor Peduto a care package full of Cincy food favorites. If the Bengals win, Mayor Peduto will send over a basket of his town’s goodies.
On another note, the losing Mayor will don the winning team’s jersey and serve a meal at a local rescue mission.Congressman Glenn Thompson Being Treated For COVID-19 At Walter Reed Hospital
Mayor Peduto says he is glad the two can come together for a good cause.
“I stand with all Pittsburghers in the support of our Steelers,” said Peduto. “I’d like to thank Mayor Cranley for being a good sport and our local food partners for their continued commitment to our community.”
Of course, he thinks the Steelers will ultimately win the day.
Mayor Peduto added, “I’ve never had Cincinnati’s Gold Star Chili but I think it will pair nicely with a Black and Gold victory.”MORE NEWS: Volunteers Sought For Days Of Service In Honor Of Tree Of Life Victims
Win or lose, Peduto will serve a meal at Light of Life Rescue Mission on January 13 from 5-6:00 p.m. Several local businesses are donating food. Primanti Bros., Franktuary, Kraft Heinz Company, Dream Cream Ice Cream, Smiley Cookies and Eat’n Park are all contributing.