Smyth, Smulyan Make Charity Bet On Pats-Colts Game
October 29, 2007 at 10:42 AM (PT)
It may not be the Super Bowl or the World Series, but two radio group owners are acting like Mayors of the participating cities for the upcoming game bwteen the 8-0 NEW ENGLAND Patriots and the 7-0 INDIANAPOLIS Colts. GREATER MEDIA Pres./CEO PETER SMYTH and EMMIS Chairman/CEO JEFF SMULYAN have placed a "friendly wager" on the outcome of the battle between their hometown NFL teams, the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS and INDIANAPOLIS COLTS, respectively, on SUNDAY (11/4), with the loser writing a $1,000 check to the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA.
"It’s great when a charity can benefit from two frustrated jocks trying to prove whose team is better," said SMYTH. "I cannot think of a better organization than the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION to benefit from JEFF's team’s loss."
"The BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION is near and dear to my heart, and I’m really looking forward to seeing PETER make a thousand-dollar donation," retorted SMULYAN. "He has yet to pay off our last COLTS-PATRIOTS bet, when we agreed that the loser would caddie a round of golf for the winner. I’ve been working on my game and looking for a good course in the higher elevations of the ANDES or HIMALAYAS."
The BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION benefits radio and TV broadcasters in acute need, providing an anonymous safety net for cases of critical illness, advanced age, death of a spouse, accident and other serious misfortune.