Pro Athletes And The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Athletes ice Bucket Challenge

Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks, you have undoubtedly heard about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, watched a few videos and even took the challenge yourself.   This simple social  media campaign has swept the globe and has millions of people accepting the challenge and issuing challenges to friends, family and a host of other people.  Some of the best of these videos are coming from professional athletes who are all taking to social media to share their videos.  I figured i would share some of the best pro athlete Ice Bucket Challenge Videos with you here.

 

 

 

LeBron James

 

Derek Jeter

 

New York Giants

 

Colts Quarterbacks

 

Gabrielle Reece

 

2014 Ryder Cup Team

 

Danica Patrick

 

Aaron Rodgers

 

Mike Fisher & Carrie Underwood

New England Patriots

 

Caroline Wozniacki

 

James Harrison

 

Paul Bissonnette

 

Tom Crabtree

 

Gerard Pique & Shakira

 

New York Jets

 

And Last But Not Least…Me…

Jonathan Ressler!

 

Just in case you don’t know, the Ice Bucket Challenge is a viral campaign designed to raise both money and awareness for ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.   The basic rules are that within 24 hours of being challenged, participants are supposed to make a video of themselves pouring ice water over their head.  In the video they are supposed to accept the challenge and then can challenge others to partake.  If someone does not do the challenge within 24 hours they are supposed to donate $100 to the ALS Foundation.  It has been working incredibly well and in fact , on August 18, 2014, the ALS Association announced that it had received $15.6 million in donations compared to $1.8 million during the same time period (July 29 to August 18) in the prior year. These donations came from both existing donors and 307,598 new donors to the Association.

I urge you to donate at ALSA.ORG

 

I nominate you to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

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