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Eli’s Excited to be Included in Mayor’s Stanley Cup Wager

This morning, the mayoral wager was placed on the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals and once again Eli’s is extremely excited to be included in on the action. This year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel bet Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn 122 slices of Eli’s cheesecake along with Giordano’s best deep dish pizza and other Chicago classics. Mayor Emanuel chose to bet 122 slices specifically to honor each year of the Stanley Cup. Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the playoff wager one of his “favorite Chicago traditions” and it is one of ours as well. We here at Eli’s look forward to seeing the Hawks bring home another victory.

UPDATE: Congressman Mike Quigley has also bet his Florida colleagues an Eli’s Cheesecake on the Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helped finalize the wager with a “puck drop” on the steps of the Capitol Building.



Eli's shows their Blackhawks pride

Eli’s shows their Blackhawks pride


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Go Blackhawks! Eli’s Cheesecake Delighted to be part of Mayor Daley’s “wager” with the Mayor of San Jose on the Hawks v. Sharks Series

It was a pleasure for all of us at Eli’s Cheesecake to be part of Mayor Richard M. Daley’s wager with San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed over the Western Conference Finals for the National Hockey League. Eli’s was proud to be part of that prior round victory over the Vancouver Canucks and Eli’s look forward to delivering Eli’s Cheescake as a “conciliation prize” to the Mayor of Vancouver and soon the Mayor of San Jose. We look forward to the Blackhawks bringing the Stanley Cup back to Chicago!

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The wager was held in the Mayor’s Conference Room which was filled with a great display of Chicago specialty foods and flowers.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman supports the Mayor’s Wager with a commitment to send 500 slices of Eli’s Cheesecake to San Jose in the unlikely event that the Blackhawks win. Far more probable is that Eli’s will send 4 cakes to Mayor Reed–”why should he be deprived of great cheesecake from Chicago.”

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Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley is a huge supporter of Chicago Food Companies. The Blackhawk’s road to the Stanley Cup is a great way to highlight the uniqueness and quality of Chicago Food Companies.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman shares Eli’s Big Slice celebrating the Blackhawks with Team Chairman Rocky Wirtz.

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A Chicago Bet would never be complete without Dutchie Caray, the spirit of Harry Caray’s. Harry Caray’s is a great customer for Eli’s Cheesecake

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Eli’s Cheesecake Delighted to be part of Mayor Daley’s Wager with the Vancouver Mayor on the Blackhawks v. Canucks Series

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April 29, 2010

Mayor Daley Backs Blackhawks With Wager Of Local Products On Vancouver Semi-Final Series

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Mayor Richard M. Daley today wagered a package of local food, drink and other products with the Mayor of Vancouver on the Chicago Blackhawks upcoming Western Conference semi-final playoff series against the Vancouver Canucks.
The series begins Saturday in Chicago.

“It was just about a year ago that we were celebrating the Hawks’ first appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs since 2002,” Daley said in a City Hall news conference at which he was joined by President John McDonough and other team officials.

“The excitement that returned to this franchise last season has grown this year,” said.

To demonstrate his confidence in the Hawks, Daley made a friendly wager with Mayor Gregor Robertson of Vancouver on the outcome of the series.

The wager includes products from these Chicago Companies:

- Ferrara Pan Candy Company
- Connie’s Pizza
- Vienna Beef
- Azteca Products
- Garrett Popcorn Shops
- Golden Dragon Fortune Cookies
- Half Acre Brewery
- Robinson’s Ribs
- Illinois Specialty Cut Flowers
- BJ’s Market, and
- Eli’s Cheesecake

“There’s a huge amount of “buzz” about this team right now and that’s good for our City. We’re proud of the way they’re representing both the great tradition of the franchise and all the people of Chicago,” Daley said.

The Mayor thanked the following representatives, who were in attendance at the news conference, from the companies donating the products:

- Vince DiVencenzo, General Manager, Connie’s Pizza
- Keith Smith, Director of Marketing, Vienna Beef
- Art Velasquez, Owner, Azteca Products
- April Alvarez, Account Executive, Garrett Popcorn Shops
- Tom Leung, Owner, Golden Dragon Fortune Cookies
- Gabriel Magliaro, President, Half Acre Brewery
- Cordell Robinson, Vice President, Robinson’s Ribs
- Troy Ong, Owner, Illinois Specialty Cut Flowers
- Chef John Meyer, Owner, BJ’s Market
- Marc Schulman, President, Eli’s Cheesecake

Anything edible Chicago wins in this wager will be donated to the Chicago Food Depository.

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