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Mayor Brown maes friendly wager with Philly Mayor

By Mark Scott

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Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown made a Sabres playoff bet with his counter-part in Philadelphia. But, unlike past playoff wagers, this does not involve any foods from the two cities.

"We will each perform community service in our city, and the losing mayor will perform community service wearing the hat of the other city," said Mayor Brown.

That's the deal Mayor Brown and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter agreed to as the Sabres and Flyers continue their playoff series.

They decided not to send Buffalo chicken wings or Philly cheese steaks. The community service will be performed at Salvation army in their cities.

"It was something that the staffs discussed between Buffalo and Philadelphia, and they felt it would be good to do something different," said Mayor Brown.

If the Buffalo Sabres win the series, Mayor Brown will participate in the city's Salvation Army program by serving seniors lunches, while wearing a Sabres hat. If the Flyers win the series, he will participate with the Salvation Army and wear a Flyers hat.

"I may not agree with Mayor Brown regarding who to root for in hockey, but we are both committed to promoting community service in our cities. During this summer, Philadelphia will participate in President Obama's Let's Read. Let's Move. initiative that addresses two challenges all parents face during the summer: keeping their children's bodies and minds active. I'm looking forward to wearing my Flyers hat and promoting physical activity this summer," said Mayor Nutter.

Mayor Brown will also present two tickets to a city employee, courtesy of the Pegula family, for Game 3 of the series on Monday at HSBC Arena. The winning employee's name will be chosen at Noon Friday in the lobby of City Hall.