Mayors make bet ahead of Seahawks, Packers divisional round matchup

Mayors make bet ahead of Seahawks, Packers divisional round matchup
Left: Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (KIRO 7) Right: Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich (Wikimedia Commons) (KIRO 7 / Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich are taking Sunday's playoff game to another level.

The mayors agreed to a friendly bet Wednesday inspired by Genrich's "win-win challenge" that encourages both communities to give back through service after the game.

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"Our Seahawks are the best team in the NFL, and with Beast Mode back, there's no way we can be stopped," said Mayor Durkan. "I hope Mayor Genrich and the Packers are ready to face the music when Russell Wilson (a former Wisconsin Badger) and our Hawks score a touchdown at Lambeau Field."

Each mayor is partnering with local community organizations - city of Green Bay employees are working with the food bank Paul’s Pantry and volunteers from Seattle will volunteer at Concord Elementary as part of the upcoming MLK Weekend of Service.

Additionally, if the Packers win, Durkan will send two growlers from Georgetown Brewing, a selection of Beecher’s cheese and two bags of fresh coffee beans from Cafe Avole.

If the Seahawks win, Genrich will send beer from a Green Bay brewery, cheese curds and local coffee beans.

Sunday’s game begins at 3:40 p.m.