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The ice bucket challenge

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    If you're one social media, I'm sure you've seen this. Sports figures, celebrities, even members of the media dumping buckets of ice water on their heads to "raise awareness about ALS." Roger Goodell has done it. Peter King has done it. Paul Bissonette did it with a helicopter. The entire NE Patriots team did it together.

    Are those dumping the water on their heads also donating to charity?
  2. The ones adding in the ice right before, or not at all, are showing real toughness.
  3. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Yes they are donating.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Can't wait until someone dies of a heart attack from this.
  5. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member


  6. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    Been kinda fun and for a great cause. Jimmy Fallon was challenged by Justin Timberlake and last night accepted the challenge with guest Rob Riggle and the Roots, a mass ice bucket dumping. Fallon then challenged the NY Jets.
  7. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    My guess is that some are and some aren't. All, however, are involving themselves in a campaign to raise funds and awareness for ALS.
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    OK. I just never see that mentioned. It's always "I challenge you to the ice bucket challenge!" No mention of a donation.
  9. Awareness has slightly greater utility value than clicktivism and hashtags.
  10. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Yet, thanks in great part to awareness driven by celebrity involvement, this campaign will generate more revenue than all previous ALS fundraising programs.
  11. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    $5.7M this year. Pretty impressive. Guess that's a little more important than "clicktivism" or hashtags.
  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    George Allen died from ventricular fibrillation about a month after his Long Beach State team gave him a Gatorade bath following the final game of the 1990 season.
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