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Mass. governor makes good on Blackhawks wager

Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT
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Gov. Pat Quinn (left) and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick are joined by Americorps volunteer Pablo Best as they sort pears inside of the Chicago Food Depository on Tuesday in Chicago. Patrick and Quinn had bet on the NHL Stanley Cup Final, featuring the Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins. If the Bruins won, Quinn would have volunteered at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

CHICAGO – Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has volunteered with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn in Chicago to pay up on their Stanley Cup championship bet.

Donning smocks, the two sorted pears Tuesday at the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Patrick and Quinn had bet on the NHL Stanley Cup Final featuring the Hawks and the Boston Bruins. If the Bruins won, Quinn would have volunteered at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

The Bruins dropped the series in six games.

Patrick, who grew up in Chicago, said it’s a good lesson in the importance of service. But he says he couldn’t agree to one term of the bet – wearing a Hawks jersey.

Quinn has made similar wagers with other governors before.

He said volunteering is a good way to honor both teams.

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