Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick today announced the wager they have made on the outcome of the series between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins for professional hockey's top prize. Under the terms of the wager, the governor of the losing team's state will volunteer at the food bank of the winning governor's choice. If the Blackhawks win, Governor Patrick will volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. If the Bruins win, Governor Quinn will volunteer at the Greater Boston Food Bank.
"Governor Patrick is skating on thin ice by betting against the mighty Chicago Blackhawks," Governor 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."
"I look forward to seeing the Bruins circle the ice with the Stanley Cup above their heads," said Governor Patrick. "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."
Even though Illinois Governor Quinn recently honored his friend and Illinois native, Governor Patrick, by naming a Chicago street in his honor, the two men are on opposite sides of the street when it comes to the Stanley Cup finals.
The Chicago Blackhawks have won four Stanley Cup championships, the most recent in 2010. The Boston Bruins have won the Cup six times, most recently in 2011.