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Governors of Stanley Cup Rivals Bet Volunteer Time at Food Banks

On June 11, Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, and Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois publicly announced a unique Stanley Cup wager that sheds light on the increasing issue of food insecurity in our community.  If the Boston Bruins bring home the Stanley Cup, Governor Quinn will visit Boston and volunteer time at The Greater Boston Food Bank. If the Chicago  Blackhawks win, Governor Patrick will visit Chicago and volunteer at GBFB’s sister agency, The Greater Chicago Food Depository. In a joint press release, both Governors expressed excitement about their wager: “I look forward to seeing the Bruins circle the ice with the Stanley Cup above their heads,” said Governor Patrick. “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 Patrick is skating on thin ice by betting against the mighty Chicago Blackhawks,” said Governor Quinn. “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.”

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