pay up, philly
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner finally collects on World Series wager with his Philadelphia counterpart
As Houston prepares to celebrate the Astros this weekend at FanFest, Mayor Sylvester Turner is collecting on a friendly World Series wager with his Philadelphia counterpart.
Turner cashed in on his bet with Philly's Mayor Jim Kenney at the United States Conference of Mayors 91st Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, January 19. Fans may recall that Turner placed the wager on October 28, betting that his Astros would best the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series. (They did so on Game 6 in a 4-1 victory.)
Here's what he offered:
Here’s what Houston will put on the table:
-Chicken & waffles from The Breakfast Klub @katfishandgrits
-Some Dome Faux’m to avenge our 1980 Astros from @8thWonderBrew 🍻
-Donation to my friends at Kids Meals Inc of Houston
What’s Philadelphia got to offer?#LevelUphttps://t.co/AP9hUjWoBq
— Houston Mayor's Office (@houmayor) October 28, 2022
Kenney, who lost, had to pony up two-four packs of beer (brewed in Philly) plus a $500 donation to Houston's Kids Meals. The beer, produced by Philadelphia company Triple Bottom Brewing, is woman-owned company, powered by renewable energy, and hires workers in need of second-chance employment.
Turner, for his part, says Triple Bottom Brewing's values especially align with his and posed for pics with Kenney.
"The City of Houston and baseball fans will never get tired of celebrating the Houston Astros and the 2022 World Series Championship," Turner said in a statement after the meeting. "I am grateful to Mayor Kenney for following through on our friendly wager and especially for donating to a Houston-based organization with a mission to end childhood hunger."