San Jose, Calif. – Mayor Sam Liccrado today made a friendly wager with Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto ahead of the NHL Stanley Cup Final series between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins.
The wager is this: The losing Mayor will make a donation to the winning Mayor’s charity of choice and take a photo (to be posted on social media) wearing the captain’s jersey of the Stanley Cup Championship team the day following the final game of the series. The jersey will also be donated to the winning mayor’s charity of choice to be auctioned off as a fundraiser.
Mayor Liccardo’s charity of choice is Destination: Home. Mayor Peduto’s charity of choice is the Hill House Association.
The losing mayor will also send a gift basket full of local goodies to the winning mayor (i.e. Primanti's sandwiches and Heinz Ketchup products from Pittsburgh; Gordon Biersch garlic fries/beer and La Victoria’s famous orange sauce from San Jose)
“There’s no chance for a penguin against a shark, either in nature or on the ice,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo. “We’re fired up to bring the Stanley Cup home to San José, and write the next chapter in a story that’s been 25 years in the making.”
“As a hockey fan I have a lot of respect for any team that makes it to the Cup Final,” said Mayor William Peduto. “Pittsburgh is very proud of the Penguins but we know they still have more work to do. When it comes to the Penguins and Sharks, Sharks may control the waters but we all know that Penguins dominate on the ice. Let’s Go Pens!”
The puck drops for Game One of the Stanley Cup Final series in Pittsburgh tonight at 5:00 p.m. PST. The Sharks will be holding a Game 1 Viewing Party at the SAP Center, and there will be a Sharks Rally taking place in Cesar Chavez Plaza starting at 2 pm.
From the Mayor's Office
David Low: (408) 535-4840 or (408) 499-8328