Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti agreed to a friendly wager -- an exchange of community service projects -- as the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings begin the best of seven series in the Second Round of the NHL Western Conference Playoffs tomorrow in Anaheim. This is the first time the two teams will face each other in a playoff scenario.
If the Ducks win the series, Mayor Garcetti will join Mayor Tait in visiting Anaheim’s Guinn Elementary School and offer a lesson in music and music appreciation.
If the Kings win the series, Mayor Tait will join Mayor Garcetti for a L.A. River Clean Up day.
"Here in Anaheim, we love our Ducks, and I look forward to cheering them on all the way to Stanley Cup finals," said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. "Upon conclusion of this Second Round series, I will personally welcome Mayor Garcetti to Anaheim. As an accomplished musician, Mayor Garcetti will offer our young residents a wonderful lesson in the value of music and the arts."
"The Los Angeles Kings made history this week and became the hottest team in the N.H.L., just another reason that L.A. is the best sports town in America," said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. "After the Kings advance to the conference finals, I will welcome Mayor Tait to join me for a project to clean up the L.A. River and help it become a lifeblood for the next chapter in our City."