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Food banks to win in governors’ Seahawks-Patriots Super Bowl bet

by caprecord
Ivar's Clam Chowder. (Photo by Jeffrey Chiang via Flickr)

Whether the Seattle Seahawks or the New England Patriots reign supreme on Super Bowl XLIX, food banks in three states will win after a bet between Gov. Jay Inslee and the governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Food pantries in Massachusetts and New Hampshire will get 1,000 cups of clam chowder donated by Inslee and Seattle-based Ivar’s. Food pantries in Washington will get Boston cream pie cupcakes from the Koffee Kup Bakery in Springfield, Massachusetts, donated by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, and New Hampshire bacon donated by the North Country Smokehouse in Claremont, donated by New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan.

The food banks will get the donations, no matter who prevails.

“If there’s one thing we know it’s that the Hawks will fight to the end for this win,” Inslee said in a prepared statement. “Washington’s 7 million 12s will be with them in full force to cheer our team to victory and are looking forward to celebrating another Super Bowl win.”

At a press availability on Thursday, Inslee predicted the Seahawks would win 27-20.

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen and Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito also announced a wager, with fine state products on the line.

From Washington, Owen will wager a magnum bottle of wine from Snohomish-based Quilceda Creek Vintners; an assortment of packaged smoked salmon,  albacore tuna, herbal tea, a “Paddle to Quinault” plush throw and wooden decorative carvings, donated by the coastal Quinault Indian Nation in Taholah; and a box of superior Washington apples, courtesy of Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, and Kershaw Fruit.

Polito has wagered products an assortment of craft beer from Wormtown Brewery and a box of cannoli from Wholly Cannoli, both products of Worcester, MA.

Both lieutenant governors also agreed to donate to food banks in the state of the winning team.

Gov. Inslee also proclaimed a “Moment of Loudness” for the Seahawks Friday, Saturday and Sunday.