Frank Reich and Eagles coach Doug Pederson wager on golf game for charity – Indianapolis Star

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Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson targeted his former offensive coordinator and current Colts coach Frank Reich for a friendly wager at a celebrity golf tournament this weekend.

The two will be participating in the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Nevada from Friday to Sunday. The loser will have to donate to the winner’s charity of choice.

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.

Before coming to Indianapolis in 2018, Reich served as the offensive coordinator for two years on Pederson’s staff with the Philadelphia Eagles, who beat the New England Patriots, 41-33, in Super Bowl LII.

This is the second year that Pederson is participating in a golf wager with another NFL head coach.

Pederson finished 32nd at last year’s celebrity tournament, which resulted in Saints coach Sean Payton — who finished 77th — making a $5,000 donation to Eagles Autism Challenge. Earlier that year, at the NFL spring meetings, Pederson also won a bet with Payton, which led to the Eagles wearing their home jerseys when they played a game in New Orleans.

As of now, neither Pederson or Reich is favored, with Golf Digest giving them both 100-1 odds to win. The tournament favorites are Tony Romo (5-2), Mark Mulder (3-1) and John Smoltz (6-1).

Those interested in watching the bet play out can tune into NBC Sports Network from 4-6 p.m. on Friday and from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

LEARN MORE: Click here to learn more about Eagles Autism Challenge or Ascent 121.

Follow IndyStar sports reporter Robby General on @rgeneraljr. Contact him via email at rgeneral@gannett.com.

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