By Don Wagner email@example.com
11:37 AM EST, January 9, 2013
SOUTH BEND – South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is settling his bet with the mayor of Tuscaloosa after Notre Dame’s 42-14 blowout loss to Alabama in the BCS national championship game Monday night.
Buttigieg on Wednesday sent boxes of South Bend Chocolate Company chocolates and Claeys Chocolate Charlie to Mayor Walt Maddox.
“Mayor Walt sent me a gracious note after the game and relayed his respect for Notre Dame and the South Bend community,” said Buttigieg. “While we wish the outcome was different, I congratulate Alabama and the city of Tuscaloosa. I hope they enjoy a taste of South Bend as they savor the victory.”
“It’s a lot of fun when the two greatest college football programs in the history of the game compete for a national championship,” said Maddox. “In Tuscaloosa, Notre Dame has a tremendous amount of respect for all its traditions and successes.”
As part of the wager, the mayors agreed to donate to the winning side’s charity of choice. Buttigieg is sending a $100 personal check to the city of Tuscaloosa Storm Recovery Fund.
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