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Tuscaloosa, Auburn Mayors Make Annual Iron Bowl Wager

Tuscaloosa, Auburn Mayors Make Annual Iron Bowl Wager

In the last five years, Auburn Mayor Ham has donated $400 to the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative while Tuscaloosa Mayor Maddox has donated $100 to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lee County.

For the fifth year in a row, City of Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox and Auburn Mayor Bill Ham Jr. will continue their tradition of a $100 Iron Bowl wager to benefit local charities. 

The two mayors have agreed that if the Alabama Crimson Tide wins, Ham will make a $100 donation to the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative and if the Auburn Tigers prevail, Maddox will make a $100 donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lee County. 

"Mayor Ham and I work together often to provide safe, welcoming and friendly environments in our respective cities," said Maddox. "The Iron Bowl means a lot not only to our communities, but to the entire state. This light-hearted wager uses that competitive comradery to give even more."

In 2013 the mayors upped the ante from $25 donations to $100. In that time Ham has donated $400 to the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative while Maddox has donated $100 to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lee County.

Since they started the bet in 2005, Alabama leads the series 7-5. 

This will be the 82nd meeting between the Tide and the Tigers as they kickoff in Auburn Saturday, Nov. 25.