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Philadelphia, Boston PR Pros Place Wager on Big Game

PHILADELPHIA, PA  (January 30, 2018) – Philadelphia’s two public relations professional associations are challenging the Boston chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) to a friendly wager over the result of Super Bowl LII. You likely know by now that the Sunday, February 4 game features the NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles against the defending NFL champs, the New England Patriots.

Excited over the prospect of the Philadelphia Eagles winning the franchise’s first Super Bowl, the presidents of the Philadelphia chapter of PRSA and the Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA) have agreed to the following bet with Boston PRSA:

Representatives of the chapters in the losing city must wear the winner’s jersey and hat in front of two iconic city locations.

These representatives will also provide the PR organization in the winning city with:

      - A $200 donation (total) to a charity of the winner’s choice.
      - A food package for the organization’s next meeting, representative of iconic food items from the losing city.

Of course, some light-hearted banter on social media is encouraged. You can follow along with the hashtags #PRGameOn #BOSvsPhilly and the Twitter handles @PRSABoston, @PRSAPhilly and @PPRA.

“Philadelphians are excited for the underdog Eagles to win the first Super Bowl in team history,” said PPRA President Adam Dvorin. “We’re hoping the Patriots’ experience in Minneapolis is ‘Rocky’ and Pats fans hold their ‘Cheers’ for another year.”

“After 14 years, the Philadelphia Eagles are ready for revenge against the Pats,” said John F. Kouten, President, PRSA Philadelphia. “Nick Foles and company have the Lombardi trophy within reach. #FlyEaglesFly!” 

“We are happy to accept the challenge thrown down by PRSA Philadelphia and the PPRA. As fans of the sport, we can all relate to the passion they show for their team,” said Erin Callanan, president of PRSA Boston. “However, we are #NotDone and we remain confident the Patriots are going to show up, #DoTheirJob and bring #OneMore Lombardi trophy home to New England.”

About PRSA Philadelphia
PRSA Philadelphia provides opportunities for professional development, mentoring and networking for communications professionals. The chapter also produces the region’s most prominent communications job bank and opportunities to earn professional accreditation. 

For more information about the chapter, volunteer opportunities or its board of directors, visit www.philly.org; follow PRSA Philly on Twitter (@PRSAPhilly); or connect with the chapter on Facebook (PRSA-Philadelphia Chapter). For information on PRSA national, please visit www.prsa.org.

About the Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA)
Founded in 1945, PPRA is the leading association for public relations in the Greater Philadelphia area. With nearly 300 active members representing a diverse cross section of businesses and non-profit organizations—including arts and culture, film and television, education, government, healthcare, law, sports, science and technology, philanthropy, tourism and hospitality, and much more—PPRA is one of the region’s pre-eminent professional development organizations. To learn more about PPRA, visit www.ppra.net

About PRSA Boston
The Boston Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America brings together a diverse group of talented professionals committed to enhancing the practice of PR through our work, service and leadership across the region. More than 300 members strong and growing, the Chapter comprises practitioners at all levels who represent public relations firms, independent consultancies, corporations, government agencies, hospitals and health care institutions, professional associations and nonprofit organizations. PRSA Boston also proudly supports public relations education at area universities, extending our mentoring and professional development efforts to six campuses with chapters of the Public Relations Student Society of America and others with PR-preparatory curricula and clubs. 

John F. Kouten, President
PRSA Philadelphia
(609) 456-0822

Adam Dvorin, President
(856) 296-0741

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