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Rawlings-Blake donates AFC championship bet winnings to homeless

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is planning to donate to the homeless her winnings from the Ravens AFC championship game victory against New England.

On Tuesday, the mayor is slated to deliver food to the Cottage Avenue Community. The food was sent by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino after losing a bet with Rawlings-Blake over the outcome of the game between the Ravens and the Patriots. 

The Boston mayor sent to City Hall a package filled with goods from Boston's public markets. The winnings included cannoli, ravioli, various packaged goods and an assortment of seafood, including mussels, scallops, oysters and four live lobsters.

The Cottage Avenue Community is a transitional housing program for homeless families. Located in Park Heights, it serves up to 15 families at a time.

On Saturday, Rawlings-Blake visited the Engine Company 52 fire station on Woodbrook Avenue to deliver the rib-eye steaks she won in a similar bet from Mayor Michael Hancock of Denver. Citing a leg injury, Hancock has to perform Ray Lewis' signature dance, the final part of the bet he made with Rawlings-Blake.

Luke.Broadwater@baltsun.com

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