Mayor Soglin and Mayor of Palo Alto, California Make a Friendly Rose Bowl Wager

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 9:50am

Tree Planting, Team Caps and City Flags Involved

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and Palo Alto Mayor Yiaway Yeh have agreed to a Rose Bowl wager that Mayor Soglin is confident will provide trees planted in honor of the Wisconsin Badgers.

The Pac-12 Champion Stanford Cardinals call Palo Alto home. The eighth ranked Cardinals and Wisconsin Badgers kick off on January 1 at 4:00 p.m. in the 99th annual Rose Bowl.

The losing Mayor will wear the opposing team's hat during a Common Council meeting, and will display the flag of the winning team for a day in January. More importantly, the losing city will organize a tree planting in honor of the winning team.

"Any city can benefit from additional trees, and we're delighted that Mayor Yeh and the City of Palo Alto are going to provide them," said Mayor Soglin. "I think it's great that we can have fun with the game and provide a benefit to a community and I'm confident Barry and the Badgers will come through for us."


  • Katie Crawley608-266-4611