SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane native and former WSU Coug Steve Gleason and his son Rivers are challenging everyone to do the dizzy bat challenge this Halloween through a festive video at his home.
In the background, Gleason's house is totally decked out in Halloween decorations, with spider webs, gigantic fake spiders, and skeletons littered about.
The Dizzy Bat challenge benefits Gleason's non-profit, Team Gleason, which he started after receiving his own ALS diagnosis in 2011. The charity is dedicated to raising awareness about the disease and searching for a cure.
The Dizzy Bat Challenge will also benefit Son of a Saint, which provides mentorship for fatherless young men in New Orleans.
According to Team Gleason, this is how the Dizzy Bat Challenge is done:
- Get a friend to record your quick social media video
- Grab your bat (or whatever you have at home), spin around 5 times, and try to take 10 steps in a straight line.
- Tag three friends via Instagram Story, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook to nominate them to continue the challenge.
- Use the #DizzyBatChallenge @TeamGleason and @SonofaSaintorg
- Donate $10 at DizzyBat.org.
The challenge is replacing Team Gleason's annual black and gold celebrity softball game. The organization encourages everyone to donate and nominate three friends, regardless of whether or not they complete the challenge.