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8:50 am
Sat November 24, 2012

Mayors of Auburn, Tuscaloosa Place Bets on Game

The mayors of Auburn and Tuscaloosa have something riding on the outcome of this year's Iron Bowl.

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox
Credit cw.ua.edu

Auburn Mayor Bill Ham and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox made a friendly wager on Saturday's game between Auburn University and the University of Alabama.

Ham will make a contribution to the city of Tuscaloosa's tornado recovery fund if the No. 2 Crimson Tide beats unranked Auburn.

Maddox will make a donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lee County if the Tigers pull off an upset and defeat Alabama.

Bet or not, Tuscaloosa will get a big economic shot from tens of thousands of football fans being in town for the game. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. CST at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.