Governor Quinn makes Stanley Cup wager with Governor Patrick - – Rockford’s News Leader

Governor Quinn makes Stanley Cup wager with Governor Patrick


Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick have announced a friendly wager on the outcome of the Stanley Cup finals.

The Chicago Blackhawks will face the Boston Bruins in the finals beginning on Wednesday night, and if the Hawks come out on top, Governor Patrick will spend a day volunteering at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. If the Bruins get the best out of seven games, Governor Quinn will volunteer at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Although the wager is a friendly one, each governor stood behind his team.

"Governor Patrick is skating on thin ice by betting against the might 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."

Deval countered, "I look forward to seeing the Bruins circle the ice with the Stanley Cup above their heads, 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."

Governor Quinn recently honored Governor Patrick, an Illinois native, by naming a Chicago street for him.

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