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Betting for a cause this SuperBowl

superbowlI’m a big football fan and, despite not having grown up in Denver, have been a fan of the Broncos since I was little (my grandparents lived in Denver and my sister and I spent a month every summer here with them – my Grandmother’s passion for the Broncos rubbed off on me at a very early age).

So, of course I’m excited that they’re in the SuperBowl (again!). This has lead to the inevitable side bets with friends in Seattle. If the Broncos prevail I’ll be eating some fine Seattle smoked salmon while watching pictures of my friend Cory sporting the latest in Broncos paraphernalia (among a handful of personal spoils for their victory).

But my most important bet is with Dan Levitan of Maveron. We thought it would be fun to put some real money on the line. But to do so for a good cause. The bet is $5,000. If the Broncos win, Dan gives that amount to the Children’s Hospital Colorado. If the Seahawks win, I give the same to Seattle Children’s. Win win for sure.

We’re doing this to have fun. But also to raise awareness about the good work both hospitals are doing in each of our communities (and beyond). And hopefully raise some more money for them as well. If you’re so inspired, make a similar bet. Or just give directly to support these worthy causes (Seattle Children’s here and Children’s Hospital Colorado here).

Oh. And GO BRONCOS!!!