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Thank you from the Mayor of Orlando for the Eli’s Cheesecake that we sent after the Chicago Rush won the Arena Bowl!

One of the great traditions that we enjoy participating in is the “wager” when Chicago teams reach the post-season and then the world championship. It was back in 1985 that Eli’s Cheesecake received its first national mention on air when then Mayor Harold Washington served our cheesecake in New Orleans at a party before the Super Bowl. In 2005, we had the unbelievable experience of creating a World Series Victory Cheesecake for the Chicago White Sox and was able to present it to Manager Ozzie Guillen and White Sox Owner Jerry Reinsdorf, together with Mayor Richard M. Daley at City Hall.

It was an honor when Mayor Daley wagered Eli’s Cheesecake with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer when the Chicago Rush went to Arena Bowl in LasVegas to play the Orlando Predators for the Arena Football World Championship.

Happily, the Chicago Rush won the game and therefore Mayor Daley would be on the receiving end of the wager, but those of at Eli’s don’t want to see the loser deprived of great Eli’s Cheesecake from Chicago.

We sent Eli’s Cheesecake to Mayor Dyer in Orlando and we were honored to receive his note of thanks for the “delicious….amazing cheesecake.”

Thank you Mayor Dyer!

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Congratulations to the Chicago Rush on Winning the ArenaBowlXX










All of us at Eli’s Cheesecake want to congratulate the Chicago Rush on their 69 t0 61 victory over the Orlando Predators.

Although Orlando has to deliver oranges to Mayor Daley as part of its wager over the game, Eli’s will be sending Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and assortment of Eli’s Cheesecake’s so he won’t have to experience both losing the game and being denied great Chicago Eli’s Cheesecake.

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Mayor Daley Wagers Eli’s Cheesecake with Orlando Mayor Dyer over the ArenaBowl–the Chicago Rush versus the Orlando Predators

All of of us at Eli’s Cheesecake wish the best of success to the Chicago Rush and owner, Mike Ditka, in their appearance on Sunday in ArenaBowl XX in Las Vegas, the title game of the Arena League.

With Taste of Chicago XXVI soon to be upon us–opening day is June 30th, we thank Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley for making Eli’s the food item to represent Chicago. Go Chicago Rush!


Jun 9, 2006 4:37 pm US/Central

Daley Wagers Cheesecake For Rush Win

Orlando Mayor Offers Up Oranges

(STNG) CHICAGO Mayor Richard M. Daley has wagered Chicago cheesecakes against Florida oranges that the Chicago Rush will win ArenaBowl XX on Sunday in Las Vegas, according to a release.

The city’s Arena Football team will play for the title against the Orlando Predators, and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said he would send some Florida sunshine, in the form of oranges, to Chicago if his team falls, the release from the Mayor’s Office of Special Events said.

Daley answered the challenge by offering up Eli’s Cheesecake, the city’s noted dessert, which was created by Eli Schulman and made its debut at the Taste of Chicago, according to the release.

“We were pretty successful last fall with the White Sox, so I’m hoping to enjoy a glass of fresh orange juice soon,” Daley said in the release.

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