The mayor of the losing city of Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals will wear the other team’s jersey while the mayor of the winning city will donate to the others’ children’s hospital, leaders revealed on Friday.
Swapping shirts has been done several times before in such bets, but the donation, which will come out of the mayor’s pocket, has a more recent precedent. The mayors said they were inspired by Kansas City residents, who banded together to raise more than $300,000 for Buffalo Children’s Hospital after the leader’s dramatic win over the Bills in the AFC Divisional Round.
“The Angelenos are fighting hard and we are winning gracefully,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, whose city is home to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “We look forward to hosting Super Bowl LVI on Sunday, and when the Rams win, LA will show our friends in Cincinnati how much heart we have by coming together to help the kids at Cincinnati Children’s.”
Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval said his city is “incredibly proud” of the pediatric care institution. “He provides world-class care to both our residents and their families around the world,” Pureval said.
“This is an opportunity to recognize his incredible work. Cincinnati fans are so passionate about the Bengals and our city that I’m confident they will engage with the same passion in this philanthropic effort.”
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