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Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner Makes Calder Cup Wager with Grand Rapids

Calder Cup Challenge
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The Syracuse Crunch is battling in a back-and-forth series with the Grand Rapids Griffins for the Calder Cup, the championship of the AHL. Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner has made a wager on the game.

Mayor Miner is betting some Syracuse-brewed beer while Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell is putting up a case of beer from the West Michigan-based Founders Brewery.

The losing mayor will also have to wear the jersey of the winning team at a public event.

Below is the letter Mayor Miner sent issuing the challenge:

To Mr. George Heartwell, the Honorable Mayor of the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan:

As you well know, the challenges of being a Mayor are truly endless. There are late nights, many meetings, and the constant demands and pressures to make your city the best it can be in the eyes of your residents and in the eyes of the world.

This is why, in recognition of the impending comeback win of the Syracuse Crunch over the Grand Rapids Griffins I challenge you to a bet over the outcome of the series. When the Crunch overtake the Griffins, we will have demonstrated our athletic prowess over your team and the superiority of the City of Syracuse over that of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

This is why, when the Crunch declare victory, I ask that you provide me and my staff with a case of beer from the Founders Brewery in Grand Rapids. Also, I will ask that you wear a Syracuse Crunch jersey at a public event. In the unlikely event the Crunch not prevail, I will send a case of our locally brewed Syracuse Pale Ale from Middle Ages Brewery beer sufficient for you and your staff and agree to wear a Grand Rapids Griffins jersey at a public event.

Mayor, I appreciate your willingness to submit to this challenge and I look forward to consuming your beer.


Mayor Stephanie A. Miner

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[via WLHT/Grand Rapids]

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