Eagles’ Doug Pederson makes friendly wager with Colts’ Frank Reich
Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson has made a friendly wager with his former offensive coordinator Frank Reich who is currently the Indianapolis Colts coach. The two guys are playing in the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course which takes place Friday through Sunday.
It’s supposed to be a fun competition, but there is a little extra on the table with the guy with the highest score between Pederson and Reich having to donate to charity according to the Indy Star.
If Reich wins, Pederson will donate to Ascent 121, a charity based out of Indiana that aids long term trauma recovery for teen survivors of sex trafficking. If Pederson wins, Reich will donate to the Eagles Autism Challenge, which helps build awareness for autism within the community.
This is the second year in a row that Pederson has had some sort of money on the event. Last year he had $5,000 on the line with New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton. Pederson came in 32nd in the celebrity event while Payton came in 77th place, which meant Payton had to donate the money.
It’s a loaded field heading into the weekend with golf with celebrities from all over the country taking place. The favorite to win the event is Tony Romo who sits with 5-2 odds followed by Mark Mulder (3-1) and John Smoltz (6-1). Pederson and Reich are both long shots sitting at 100-1. Even if they aren’t expected to win the event they still have a lot on the line with two deserving charities in line for some money.