Glide Memorial Church and the needy in San Francisco were the beneficiaries of a friendly wager between Infineon Raceway president Steve Page and Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage over the World Series.
Gossage would send 49 pounds of smoked Texas turkey – one pound for every year of the San Francisco Giants’ World Series drought – to Infineon Raceway if the Giants won the title. If the Texas Rangers had won their first championship, Page would have provided a gourmet wine and cheese reception for members of the media at the stock car events this weekend at TMS.
Well, Glide Memorial Church will serve 5,000 meals on Thanksgiving Day to the needy.
“A terrific day for two great San Francisco institutions, the Giants and Glide Memorial Church,” Page said. “We appreciate the generosity of our colleagues in Texas in helping to make this Thanksgiving a happy one.”
Added Gossage: “It’s usually a bit tough to swallow when you lose a bet, but not on this one since the less fortunate will benefit from it and receive some Texas turkey to celebrate Thanksgiving.”