Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) is pictured (right) with the Reverend Richard Krapf, Executive Director of Gleaners Community Kitchen in Canandaigua (left), as Leader Kolb donates his Super Bowl XLVI winnings to support Gleaners Community Kitchen.
Leader Kolb won the friendly wager he made earlier this year with his Republican counterpart in the Massachusetts House, Minority Leader Bradley Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading, MA). Leader Kolb backed the New York Giants to win Super Bowl XLVI while Leader Jones picked the New England Patriots - Big Blue defeated the Pats by a final score of 21-17.
Leader Jones donated $250 to a local charity of Leader Kolb's choosing, with Kolb ultimately selecting Gleaners Community Kitchen in the City of Canandaigua. Originally, the wager called for the winner to receive some tasty culinary treats from the vanquished team's home state, but Leader Kolb opted instead for a $250 charitable donation from Leader Jones to support the mission of Gleaners Community Kitchen. Leader Kolb also made a matching charitable donation of $250.
Opened in 1986, the mission of Gleaners Community Kitchen is to serve healthy meals, free of charge, to all who enter its doors. The kitchen serves approximately 70 meals each day, more than 18,000 meals annually, and relies on the continued generosity of local grocery stores, restaurants, service organizations and individuals.
"While it was terrific winning our Super Bowl XLVI friendly wager, it was even better donating to a terrific Canandaigua organization like Gleaners Community Kitchen, and I thank Leader Jones for being such a great sport. Gleaners ensures that nobody in our Canandaigua community goes hungry, and I am proud to support its mission," Leader Kolb said.
In addition, Leader Kolb will receive a photograph of Leader Jones wearing a New York Giants jersey on the floor of the Massachusetts House to forever commemorate Kolb's winning of their Super Bowl XLVI friendly wager.
VICTORY IS SWEET!
ABOVE: Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) and Reverend Richard Krapf, Executive Director of Gleaners Community Kitchen in Canandaigua, share a laugh as Leader Kolb presented the Reverend with two charitable donations totaling $500 in support of Gleaners Kitchen.