HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Local government officials are getting caught up in the excitement of the upcoming Super Bowl match-up between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots.
Governor Tom Wolf in support of the Eagles has issued a friendly wager with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. If the Patriots win, Governor Wolf will send the Massachusetts Governor a spread of Philadelphia’s most iconic foods.If the Eagles win, Governor Baker will send over some Massachusetts fare.
Both governors agreed their edible winnings will be donated to a local food pantry.
The Philadelphia foods put on the line by Governor Wolf include scrapple from the historic Reading Terminal Market, donuts from Federal Donuts and coffee from La Colombe.
Other foods come from locations that give back to the community. Governor Wolf promises pizza from Rosa’s Fresh Pizza, which provides meals to the homeless in their area. Also included is soup from Rooster Soup Co. who work with Broad Street Ministry’s Hospitality Collaborative to aid Philadelphians in need.
In addition to this wager, Governor Wolf says the State Capitol will be lit Eagles green through Super Bowl weekend.
“I am proud of the work, determination and Pennsylvania grit that the Eagles have displayed and I look forward to rooting them on to victory in Minnesota,” Wolf said. “Thankfully, all Pennsylvanians can unite in one thing this weekend: rooting for a Patriots loss.”
Super Bowl LII airs Sunday, Feb 4 on WBRE-TV.