UI coach Paul Petrino accepts Darnay Tripp's Ice Bucket Challenge


by KREM.com


Posted on August 15, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 15 at 5:55 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.—Former NFL player and ALS patient Steve Gleason did it naked, the KREM 2 Morning News team did it as a group, Sports Director Darnay Tripp did it in a windstorm, and coaches from University of Idaho, Eastern Washington University and Whitworth University did it.

The viral video sensation of people dumping ice water on their friends gained new momentum in August when people began doing it in the name of ALS.

Former Washington State University football star and New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason conquered the Ice Bucket Challenge despite battling ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He also upped the ante by shedding all of his clothing for the water drop. Following Gleason’s Ice Bucket Challenge, he has challenged others to dump a bucket of ice water on your head and/or donate $10 to fight ALS.

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Once completed, participants then challenge three others to either do the same or make a donation to the national ALS Association. If you're too chicken to take the ice bath, he asks you to donate $100.

People who have taken the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS:

Seahawks’ Pete Carrol

Steve Gleason

Bill Gates

Director of Catholic Charities of Spokane Rob McCann

Eastern Washington University's Beau Baldwin

Whitworth's Rod Sandberg

KREM 2 Morning News team

KREM Sports Director Darnay Tripp

KREM's Taylor Viydo

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

The Ice Bucket Challenge has had a big impact on ALS awareness in a very short time. Since late July, the ALS Association has raised $2.3 million.