We were anxiously waiting for a coaching staff around around here to do the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Take it away, Pomperaug.
Head coach James Reed and assistant Travis Swim braced themselves for the honor of getting a bucket of ice water dumped on their heads to help spread awareness of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
The challenge, which was started by Boston College baseball player and ALS sufferer Pete Frates, has been sweeping the country on social media.
According to the ALS Association, the Ice Bucket Challenge has received $4 million in donations between July 29 and Aug. 12. “Everyone from Ethel Kennedy to Justin Timberlake has poured a bucket over his or her head and challenged others [to] do the same or make a donation to fight ALS within 24 hours,” ALSA.org wrote on its website.
ALS has afflicted a few prominent members of the Connecticut high school athletics community.
No doubt we’ll be seeing quite a few more of these as the days/weeks go on.
More information: ALSA.org