UPDATE: The McCrory Jaguars won the 2A state title on Dec. 11 with a 26-22 win over Rison, the first state championship win in the school’s history. According to the conditions of the wager, the loser was to make a donation to the charitable organization of the winner’s choice. Representative Gray chose the McCrory school’s backpack program. Gray accompanied Hall as she presented a check to Principal Aaron Wiggins at McCrory High School on Jan. 5.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: State Representative Michael John Gray challenged Dorothy Hall, Democratic candidate for Arkansas House District 10, to a wager on social media. The terms of the wager ride on the 2015 Arkansas High School Class 2A Championship game between the McCrory Jaguars and the Rison Wildcats.
“When the Jaguars beat the Rison Wildcats, Dorothy Hall will make a donation to the McCrory School’s backpack program,” Gray posted on his Facebook page.
Hall accepted the wager on her Facebook page:
If McCrory wins, Hall will donate to the school’s backpack program. If Rison wins, Gray will donate to the Rison food pantry.
“I’m excited about McCrory’s trip to the game and their chances,” Gray said, adding that the wager will generate a buzz about two of Arkansas’ charities.
Other than a fun social media wager, the bet will “bring attention to really important issues during the holiday season,” Hall said, as hunger affects everyone from the young to the elderly.
McCrory and Rison play Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. Gray and Hall both plan on attending the game.
Want to follow along? Watch the live stream of the game here.