The Eugene chapter of Habitat for Humanity is $500 richer because of Oregon's Rose Bowl victory.
That's because Eugene mayor Kitty Piercy prevailed in her bet with Madison mayor Paul Soglin when the Ducks beat Wisconsin 45-38.
In a departure from the usual wagers of local products, the two mayors bet $500 to be used for tools for the Habitat for Humanity organization in the prevailing city. They agreed to raise the money privately and that no city funds would be involved.
Piercy will present the winnings to Don Griffin, executive director of the Springfield-Eugene Habitat for Humanity. The Oregon Duck -- call him "Puddles" -- and some Ducks players will participate in the ceremony Friday at 1:45 p.m. PT at Oregon's Jaqua Academic Center.