Corbett Wears Packer’s Jersey, Makes Good on Super Bowl Bet

PITTSBURGH – Governor Tom Corbett today fulfilled his friendly Super Bowl wager with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker while helping to deliver a $25,000 check on behalf of Coca-Cola to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania and the Sarah Heinz House Boys & Girls Club.

Because the Steelers lost the Super Bowl to the Packers, Gov. Corbett, a lifelong Steelers fan, appeared at the check presentation wearing a Green Bay jersey.

“I’m here today to pay off a bet. I promise you: this is the only time you’re going to see me in a Packers jersey,” said Corbett. “But the governor of Wisconsin and I made a bet, and when you make a bet you have to keep your word.” “Although my beloved Steelers lost the Super Bowl, I’m happy to turn that loss into a win for the children of the Pittsburgh region who are served by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania and the Sarah Heinz House Boys & Girls Club,” Corbett added.

The money was donated through the nationwide “Coke Cheers” promotion. The promotion raised funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to support Triple Play, a national program created by BGCA and Coca-Cola to help kids eat healthier and become more physically active.

The ceremony was held at the Sarah Heinz House in Pittsburgh. It was established by Howard Heinz, the son of HJ Heinz, in 1901. It later became one of the first members of the national Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

Gov. Corbett already fulfilled the first half of his wager with Gov. Walker by sending him a basket of Pennsylvania-made products. The basket contained PA Preferred products ranging from apples and honey to Eat’n Park Smiley Face Cookies, Penn Pilsner Beer, Sarris Candies and Heinz Ketchup. It was sent the week after the Super Bowl in February.

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