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Tuscaloosa and Athens, Georgia Mayors Make National Championship Wager

Tuscaloosa and Athens, Georgia Mayors Make National Championship Wager

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox and Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Mayor Nancy Denson have made a friendly wager for the College Football Playoff National Championship game.

The two mayors have agreed that if the University of Alabama Crimson Tide win, Denson will wear a Bama shirt to the following Athens-Clarke County Commission meeting. Denson will also donate $100 to the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative and send beer from three Athens area breweries, namely Creature Comforts Brewing Company, Terrapin Beer Company and The Southern Brewing Company.

If the University of Georgia Bulldogs win, Maddox will wear a Bulldogs shirt to the following Tuscaloosa City Council meeting. Maddox also will donate $100 to the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank and send beer from three Tuscaloosa-area breweries, namely Band of Brothers Brewing Company, Black Warrior Brewing Company and Druid City Brewing.  

This will be Maddox’s third wager in five years on national championship games, raising $100 each so far for the Tuscaloosa Tornado Recovery Fund and the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative with Tide wins against Notre Dame University in 2013 and Clemson University in 2016, respectively.

The Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs kick off in Atlanta at 7 p.m. CST (8 p.m. EST) on Monday, Jan. 8.