NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio — A friendly rivalry between a North Royalton councilman and a Broadview Heights councilman has turned into a competition that benefits charity has gone viral.
Going into its fifth year, North Royalton Ward 3 Councilman Dan Langshaw and Broadview Heights Ward 2 Councilman Brian Wolf make a bet for charity on the winner of the North Royalton High School versus Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School football game.
Each year, the councilmen agree the loser of the bet wears the winning team’s T-shirt as part of his dress attire for a future city council meeting and then agrees to make a donation to the winner’s charity of choice.
"The last two years I had to wear the North Royalton shirt, so I hope that changes," laughed Wolf.
This year Langshaw is supporting the North Royalton Band Boosters. Wolf is supporting the Brecksville-Broadview Heights School Marching Band.
The rival game between the two teams has been named the Golden Shoe game, which is one of the longest standing trophy rivalry games in Ohio dating back to 1937.
Last year, the North Royalton Bears beat the Brecksville Bees. This year, the Bears defend the Golden Shoe at an away game on Oct. 25th at 7 p.m. at the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Stadium.
Langshaw and Wolf have upped the stakes of their bet with a social media hype video challenge. The video with the most likes will receive extra money for their charity of choice.
The public can vote for Dan’s Bears video by liking on Facebook at DanLangshawNR.