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These Governors Are Betting On The Super Bowl, But For A Good Cause

Charities in the winning state will receive donations from the losing governor.

The only sure bet for Super Bowl 50 is that charities in Colorado or North Carolina will win big, thanks to friendly wagers placed by the states' governors.

Should the Panthers win, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) will donate 50 Osprey backpacks filled with school supplies to a North Carolina shelter. Additionally, 50 cases of Pueblo salsa, 500 boxes of 34 Degrees crackers and 500 packages of Continental Sausage will be shipped to a food bank in the state.

(L-R) Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock display the jersey that North Carolina Gov. Pat Mc
(L-R) Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock display the jersey that North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory will wear as part of their wager as the Super Bowl 50 Champion Denver Broncos are honored at a rally on the steps of the Denver City and County Building on February 9, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) has countered with an offer to donate 50 cases of turkey burgers and 50 cases of turkey sausages, both made by North Carolina-based Butterball, to a Colorado food bank if the Broncos take the game. 

McCrory predicted the Panthers will trounce the Broncos, winning with a final score of 33-10.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory concedes defeat to Democratic party election challenger Roy Cooper in a still image from
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory concedes defeat to Democratic party election challenger Roy Cooper in a still image from video provided by his office in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. December 5, 2016.

Both governors have also pledged to donate dog food to an animal shelter if their team loses.

Not to be outdone, the secretaries of state from North Carolina and Colorado have also placed similar bets, with one major difference: They'll donate to a local food bank regardless of the winner, with the donation made in the winning team's honor.

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