October 1, 2013

Mayor Emanuel Announces Blackhawks Celebratory Video to Appear on City of Boston's Website on Wednesday

Video Celebrating Chicago Part of Stanley Cup Championship Wager Between Big City Mayors

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that the City of Boston’s website on Wednesday will feature a video celebrating Chicago and the Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship as part of a friendly wager with Boston Mayor Tom Menino.

“The start of the NHL season is a perfect opportunity to once again celebrate the Blackhawks’ championship, as well tip our caps to the Boston Bruins, their fans and the City of Boston for an excellent series,” said Mayor Emanuel.  “For one day, the City of Boston’s web site will show hockey fans celebrating with the Stanley Cup and what makes Chicago a great city.”

The video will be posted at www.cityofboston.gov.

Prior to the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals series, Mayor Emanuel and Mayor Menino placed bets on the outcome of the series. Due to the Blackhawks’ victory, Boston is to posting a video highlighting Chicago and its attractions.  Chicago also received a sampling of the best of Boston’s local foods, as well as tickets to the Tony Award-winning Huntington Theatre company, tickets to Theo Epstein’s “Hot Stove, Cool Music” concert in Boston, and a tree planted in the schoolyard of Mayor Emanuel’s choosing.