By now I’m sure you’ve seen the videos sweeping the nation that are helping spread awareness to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” For those unfamiliar as to how this exactly works, people take part in the challenge by dumping a bucket of ice-cold water over their heads (how big a bucket is totally up to the person partaking in the challenge) on video, posting that to a social media site and then nominating others to take part in the challenge. Wisconsin Badgers head basketball coach Bo Ryan was nominated and posted his video for the whole world to see.
With the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, people can either take part or donate money to the ALS charity of their choosing, or both. This charge was started by Pete Frates, who has battled with ALS since 2012. If you have not seen his heart-warming story, please take some time and do so by clicking here.
Most people have tried getting creative with their challenges. I appreciate Bo Ryan’s enthusiasm in being creative by having paper shreds being thrown on him at first. And then getting slammed with the ice water by Bronson Koenig, who looked like he enjoyed dumping that bucket of water on his ball coach.
Ryan is no stranger to donating and helping out charities. Last October was the second year Bo and his wife Kelly put on the “Shooting Down Cancer” at the Kohl Center, raising money for the American Cancer Society. The event last year raised $66,130.
I can’t wait to see Bucky Badger’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.