San Francisco mayor comes to Baltimore for day of service

Rawlings-Blake will join Mayor Lee to make good on Super Bowl bet

April 26, 2013|By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will join the mayor of San Francisco today for a day of service in Baltimore to collect on a Super Bowl wager that she won when the Ravens dominated the 49ers.

The mayors will help AmeriCorps members revitalize a vacant lot in the Franklin Square neighborhood, repaint and repair a police station in Sandtown-Winchester and tutor third-graders in Cherry Hill. But first, Mayor Edwin M. Lee will join Rawlings-Blake at Faidley's Seafood in Lexington Market, where he will learn how to make a crab cake sandwich.

"We agreed to a Super Bowl wager that would highlight the strengths and spirit of our respective cities," Rawlings-Blake said in a statement. "Because the Ravens won the Super Bowl, we have an opportunity to share with the world some of our best food, and the great work AmeriCorps members are doing in our communities."

Lee said he wished the 49ers had won, but he's happy for the chance to visit Baltimore.

"I look forward to cracking some Baltimore crab and joining AmeriCorps in the Service Bowl," Lee said in a statement. "I believe this day of education and service will strengthen the relationship between our two cities and promote a call of service to our communities."

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