Tuscaloosa, Auburn Mayors Make Annual Iron Bowl Wager

The 2017 Iron Bowl will be played on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn. The game will be televised on CBS. The 2017 Iron Bowl will be played on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn. The game will be televised on CBS. University of Alabama Athletics

For the fifth year in a row, City of Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox and Auburn Mayor Bill Ham Jr. will continue their tradition of a $100 Iron Bowl wager to benefit local charities.


The two mayors have agreed that if the Alabama Crimson Tide wins, Ham will make a $100 donation to the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative and if the Auburn Tigers prevail, Maddox will make a $100 donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lee County.

"Mayor Ham and I work together often to provide safe, welcoming and friendly environments in our respective cities," said Maddox. "The Iron Bowl means a lot not only to our communities, but to the entire state. This lighthearted wager uses that competitive comradery to give even more."

In 2013, the mayors upped the ante from $25 donations to $100. In that time, Ham has donated $400 to the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative - while Maddox has donated $100 to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lee County.

Since they started the bet in 2005, Alabama leads the series 7-5.

This will be the 82nd meeting between the Tide and the Tigers, as they kickoff in Auburn Saturday, Nov. 25.

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