AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) – This year, City of Auburn Auburn Mayor Bill Ham Jr. and City of Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox will continue their tradition of a $100 Iron Bowl wager to benefit local charities.
The wager began in 2005 when the mayors agreed that the loosing team's mayor would donate $25 to a charity of the other city’s choice. The mayors raised the stakes in 2015 from $25 donations to $100. In that time, Ham has donated $400 to the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative and Maddox has donated $100 to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lee County.
If the Auburn Tigers win, Maddox will donate $100 to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lee County, and if the Alabama Crimson Tide wins, Ham will donate $100 to the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative.
“This has become a tradition between Mayor Maddox and I, but it's a win for a good cause every single year,” said Ham.
The 82nd meeting between the Tigers and the Tide will begin at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 2:30 p.m.