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Addazio, Beamer, London and Sarkisian accepted the ice bucket challenge

Ice bucket

You may have seen some videos popping up recently on various social networks and websites with people dousing themselves in buckets of ice. The challenge is a viral movement designed to help raise awareness for the fight against ALS. The way it works is someone accepts a challenge to douse themselves in a bucket of ice, record it on video and share with followers online. After soaking in ice, the challenge is then extended to someone else, who must choose to repeat the ice soaking or donate to the ALS Association.

The viral challenge started in Massachusetts with an ALS patient and former Boston College student athlete Pete Frates starting it up. It quickly made its way around Boston College and to head football coach Steve Addazio, who accepted the ice bucket challenge because he is a swell dude.

The challenge has extended well beyond Boston though, reaching as far south as Florida with Florida Tech head coach Steve Englehart doing his part and as far as the west coast with USC head coach Steve Sarkisian accepting the challenge. Sarkisian even went so far as to challenge former USC head coach Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks to get involved.

Virginia head coach Mike London may be on a bit of a hot seat this fall, but he cooled off by accepting the ice bucket challenge…

Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer also got involved, after bracing himself for the cold shower in Lane Stadium…

Maryland head coach Randy Edsall is the first Big Ten coach to get involved with the worthy cause…

Expect more coaches to get involve din this viral trend for a good cause, and hopefully the challenges will result in some increased donations to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease instead of just rack up some views on videos.

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2 Responses to “Addazio, Beamer, London and Sarkisian accepted the ice bucket challenge”
  1. tigersfandan says: Aug 11, 2014 3:06 PM

    You know, this is similar those social media memes that basically say “If you don’t reshare this, you must be a horrible person.” However, this one is worse. “After soaking in ice, the challenge is then extended to someone else, who must choose to repeat the ice soaking or donate to the ALS Association.” Forced charity is not real charity.

  2. mnolefan1999 says: Aug 11, 2014 4:27 PM


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