December 30, 2011
Tim Raphael, 503-689-6117
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324
Governor Kitzhaber Makes Rose Bowl Wager with Wisconsin Governor Walker
(Salem, OR) —
Governor Kitzhaber today announced a friendly Rose Bowl wager made with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. The #5 Oregon Ducks are set to take on the #10 Wisconsin Badgers in the 98th Rose Bowl Game on January 2, 2012.
“On Monday, in their third consecutive BCS appearance, the Ducks will show Wisconsin what they are made of," said Governor Kitzhaber. “I can’t wait to watch Oregon do what it does best - come together as a team to get the job done. The Badgers are a quality team, and it is a great Rose Bowl match up, but I’m looking forward to collecting on Governor Walker’s generous bet.”
With the Ducks’ victory, Governor Walker will package up a selection of Wisconsin products including: Leinenkugel's beer (produced in the Chippewa Valley), authentic Wisconsin cheese, a package of Andes mints (produced in Governor Walker’s hometown of Delevan), and a bottle of Blushing Rose Wine from Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac, WI.
In the unlikely event that the Ducks fall to the Badgers, Governor Kitzhaber will send a selection of Oregon’s best craft beers (from all corners of Oregon), Kettle Chips (produced in Salem), Oregon Hazelnuts and Oregon Smoked King Salmon, to Wisconsin to highlight just a few of the of the great items produced in Oregon.