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Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and Nassau County Executive Laura Curran Make Friendly Wager Over NHL Conference Finals


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Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced a friendly wager today over the outcome of the NHL Stanley Cup Semi-Finals series between the New York Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Lightning are set to take on the Islanders at home inside Amalie Arena on Sunday, June 13 at 3 p.m. for game 1 of the semifinals.

If the Lightning win, County Executive Curran will send Mayor Castor some of Long Island's famous pizza and bagels. If the Islanders win, Mayor Castor will send County Executive Curran a case of locally crafted beer and box of cigars from Tampa.

"County Executive Curran we welcome you and all Islanders fans to come to our beautiful city of Tampa on the bay... ahem Champa Bay rather," said Mayor Castor. Lord Stanley has grown quite comfortable here- he has a nice tan, world class cigars, great local food, craft beer and a helluva championship boat parade last year. We aren't gonna give up that title anytime soon."

"The Islanders are coming for the Cup. Everyone knows that Long Island has the best pizza and bagels and finest selections of craft beers, but I'm confident that our package will be staying on the Island," said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.

Both Mayor Castor and County Executive Curran agreed that by the end of the series, Tampa Bay and Long Island will strengthen the bond between the two regions.

For more information:
Janelle McGregor
Community Partnerships Manager/Interim Director of Communications