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Auburn, Tuscaloosa mayors make annual Iron Bowl wager


The wager is set for another mayoral Iron Bowl challenge that pits the leaders of Auburn and Tuscaloosa against each other for a good cause.

Auburn Mayor Bill Ham Jr. and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox will continue their tradition of a $100 Iron Bowl wager to benefit local charities.

It started in 2005 when the mayors agreed that the losing team's mayor would donate $25 to a charity of the other city’s choice. The stakes rose in 2015 when Ham and Maddox agreed to a wager of $100.

Since the start of the friendly bet, Ham has forked out more for charity, thanks to the dominance of Nick Saban and Co.

Hamm has paid out a total of $400 to the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative while Maddox has donated $100 to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lee County.

“This has become a tradition between Mayor Maddox and I, but it's a win for a good cause every single year,” Ham said.

The 82nd Iron Bowl will kickoff at Jordan-Hare Stadium Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

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