Tampa And Chicago Mayors Bet On Stanley Cup

CHICAGO (AP) _ The mayors of Chicago and Tampa are putting a collection of their cities’ treats on the line as the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning battle for the Stanley Cup.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office says his wager with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn includes 122 slices of Eli’s cheesecake. Emanuel is also offering up a case of SlapShot Brewing beer, mustard-fried catfish and peach cobbler from BJ’s Market, and deep-dish pizza from Giordano’s.

Buckhorn is betting 122 Ybor City Cuban sandwiches, a case of Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale and the “1905” salad from the Columbia Restaurant.

The first Stanley Cup was first awarded in 1893, 122 years ago.

A contribution to an organization chosen by the winning mayor is also at stake. Both mayors have agreed to make a contribution to an organization of the winning mayor’s choice. Mayor Emanuel has chosen Becoming A Man (BAM), an organization for at risk young men in grades 7 through 12. Mayor Buckhorn has selected the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay.

The first game in the Stanley Cup Final takes place Wednesday night at the Amalie Arena in Tampa.