Placing bets on this round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs? You’re not the only one.
Nashville mayor Megan Barry and St. Louis newly-elected mayor Lyda Krewson are making friendly wagers while hoping their teams win Round Two. It’s a friendly one, however. You won’t see them chanting “HEY YOU SUCK” while ‘Gold On The Ceiling’ plays…
The money they’re placing bets with will go to area charities and organizations, also baskets full of gifts that their cities are known for. According to the Press Release…
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 30, 2017) — The Mayors of two major cities known for their music will be facing off in a friendly wager on whether the Nashville Predators or St. Louis Blues will advance to the NHL Stanley Cup Western conference finals. Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and newly elected St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson struck the bet shortly before the start of Round 2, Game 3 in the series today in Nashville.
If Nashville wins the series, Mayor Krewson will send Mayor Barry a gift basket including a blues compilation album, an assortment of BBQ sauces and rubs from local providers, St. Louis-made gooey butter cake, and a special jersey from the Blues. If St. Louis wins, Mayor Barry will send Mayor Krewson a gift basket including a country music compilation album, an assortment of BBQ sauces and rubs from local providers, Nashville-made Goo Goo Clusters, and a special Predators jersey.
“The Preds are primed and ready to go all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals, and as much as I like Mayor Krewson and her great city, they are going to be singing the blues this year,” said Mayor Megan Barry.
In addition to gift baskets featuring some of their city’s favorite selections, The Nashville Predators Foundation and The St. Louis Blues Foundation have generously agreed to donate $1,000 to their city’s music museums in celebration of their achievements this season. The Nashville Predators Foundation will donate $1,000 to the Country Music Hall of Fame, while The St. Louis Blues Foundation will give $1,000 to the National Museum of Blues. So regardless of the outcome of the games, both cities win!
“We are excited to partner with a fellow NHL team for this friendly and impactful competition,” Rebecca King, Senior Director of Community Relations for the Nashville Predators, said. “The Nashville Predators Foundation aims to reach all members of the Middle Tennessee community, and we are proud to continue to do so through the second round playoff run while partnering with the St. Louis Blues Foundation!”