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Markey, McCaskill Pledge Charity Donation with World Series Wager

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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LOSING SENATOR TO DONATE TO A CHARITY OF WINNING SENATOR’S CHOICE

 

Boston, Massachusetts – Not content to pit Massachusetts lobster against Kansas City barbeque, Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey and Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill have wagered a donation to charity ahead of the World Series contest between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals. The losing Senator has agreed to make a contribution to a charity of the winning Senator’s choice.

If the unlikely event that the Cardinals prevail, Senator Markey will be making a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, the nation’s premiere donor and volunteer-supported youth mentoring organization. And in the near-certain event of a Red Sox victory, Senator McCaskill will do the same for the Jimmy Fund, a leader in the fight against cancer.

“I look forward to the Red Sox delivering another World Series victory, and Senator McCaskill delivering a check to the Jimmy fund,” Markey said. “Go Sox!”

“It will be a pleasure to see Senator Markey’s donation go to such a worthy cause after an inevitable Cardinals victory,” McCaskill said.

The Jimmy Fund supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.

As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children in communities across the country.

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