Three months (and lots of good-natured ribbing) later, Seattle Met and 5280, Denver’s city magazine, have finally settled their Super Bowl bet. Obviously we don’t have to tell you who won (we did) and who lost (they did), but here’s a reminder of what was at stake: With the Seahawks’ 43 to 8 trouncing of the Broncos, 5280 agreed to donate 48 footballs to Greater Seattle Youth Football and Cheer, an inner-city league that teaches football and life fundamentals to kids between 5 and 14.

On Saturday April 26, the White Center Salvation Army opened the doors to its gymnasium, Seattle Met brought footballs and enough pizza to feed the Seahawks twice, and the kids and parents from GSYFC joined us to celebrate the Hawks’ first Super Bowl victory. 

There were lots of smiles, a couple hotly contested games of 500, and the cutest little dude in a 12th Man jersey. The best part, though, was when GSYFC commissioner Kyle Wilson led the little ballers in a big, heartfelt, post-pizza “Thank you, Seattle Met” cheer. But don’t thank us, kids. Thank the Seahawks.

And 5280.