January 19, 2023 -- Wearing a World Series pin and more than two months after the Houston Astros clinched a second World Series championship by defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 in Game 6, Mayor Sylvester Turner accepted the winning wager from Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.
The two mayors met up at the United States Conference of Mayors 91st Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.
At the start of the series, Mayor Kenney promised to send Mayor Turner a gift from Triple Bottom Brewing in Philadelphia if the Houston Astros won. The company aligns with Mayor Turner's priorities; it is a woman-owned company powered by renewable energy and believes in hiring employees who need second-chance employment.
Mayor Kenney provided two-four packs of beer and also made a $500 donation to Houston's Kids Meals.
"The City of Houston and baseball fans will never get tired of celebrating the Houston Astros and the 2022 World Series Championship," said Mayor Turner. "I am grateful to Mayor Kenney for following through on our friendly wager and especially for donating to a Houston-based organization with a mission to end childhood hunger."