Auburn, Tuscaloosa mayors make annual Iron Bowl wager

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This football season, the mayors of Auburn and Tuscaloosa are entering into yet another wager on the Iron Bowl to benefit a local charity. In this annual bet, the mayors agree that the losing team’s mayor will donate to a charity of the other city’s choice.

This year, Auburn Mayor Ron Anders has selected the United Way of Lee County as his charity. If the Auburn Tigers win on Nov. 28, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox will donate $100 to the United Way of Lee County. However, if the Alabama Crimson Tide wins, Anders will donate $100 to Maddox’s chosen charity, the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative.

“I’m excited to stand behind the Tigers and do some good for the communities of Auburn and Tuscaloosa,” said Anders. “Regardless of the final score of the Iron Bowl, this friendly competition is a great reminder for all of us to support and care for those in need right in our backyards. All that said, War Eagle!”

Dating back to 2005, the annual wager first began between former Auburn Mayor Bill Ham and Maddox. The Tigers and the Crimson Tide will face off at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, Nov. 28, at 2:30 p.m.

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