Stanley Cup Stakes Have Been Raised!

facebook-blackhawksLAF and Tampa’s Bay area Legal Services have made a friendly wager on the outcome of the Stanley Cup Championship.  Both organizations work to provide free civil legal services for people living in poverty in their regions, and have entered into a friendly wager on behalf of their teams.

LAF, in Chicago, has promised half a dozen of Giordano’s deep-dish pizzas to the staff of Tampa’s Bay Area Legal Services should the Blackhawks fail to bring the Cup to their city.  BALS answered the challenge, offering to ship north a box of hand-rolled Ybor City Cigars if the Lightning lose the series.

The feud which originally started as competitive banter on Facebook has spawned into much more for the two organizations.  LAF’s Executive Director, Diana C White, explained, “the only defense stronger than Corey Crawford’s goaltending is the legal defense LAF provides for people living in poverty.  LAF is proud to stand with our team and our city.”

“We thought this would be a fun way of supporting our team and our mission,” said Rose Brempong, Development Director for Bay Area Legal Services. “It’s not often you get an opportunity to get authentic Chicago pizza shipped to your office – we had to take them up on it!”

Click here to read the Press Release for more information, and Join LAF in cheering on the Blackhawks as they play to bring home the Stanley Cup!


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