Auburn, Tuscaloosa Mayors Make Annual Iron Bowl Wager

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Contributed by the city of Auburn / David D. Dorton

As the Iron Bowl approaches, the mayors of Auburn and Tuscaloosa are set for their annual wager in support of a local charity. For the fourth year, Auburn Mayor Ron Anders and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox have agreed that the losing team’s mayor will donate to a charity of the other city’s choice.

This year, Anders has selected the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County as his charity. If the Auburn Tigers win, Maddox will donate $100 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County. But if the Alabama Crimson Tide wins, Anders will donate $100 to Maddox’s chosen charity, the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative.

“Each year, this friendly competition is a great reminder of the importance of taking care of those in need all across our great state,” Anders said. “I look forward to cheering on the Tigers and hope that this year’s outcome does some good for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County. War Eagle!”

Dating back to 2005, the wager first began between former Auburn Mayor Bill Ham and Maddox. The Tigers and the Crimson Tide will face off at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 27.

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