Governor Newsom Announces Charitable Wager on the Super Bowl


SACRAMENTO — In advance of Super Bowl LIII Sunday between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a charitable interstate wager with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

The stakes for this friendly wager require the Governor of the losing team to perform a community service project along with his staff, while wearing the jersey of the winning team.

“I have great respect for Governor Baker and the people of Massachusetts. Our states have so much in common,” said Governor Newsom. “But by the time the game is over on Sunday, I’m confident that Sean McVay and the Rams will have the good people of the Commonwealth crying in their chowder.”

Governor Baker said, “Contrary to popular belief, the New England Patriots are still here and heading to their third straight Super Bowl to give the Rams everything they’ve got. We look forward to watching the G.O.A.T., Tom Brady, get his sixth ring, and to a local California charity reaping the benefits of yet another championship for New England.”

The Super Bowl kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. PST on Sunday.