August 23, 2014

McDaniel joins #IceBucketChallenge

WESTMINSTER, Md. – It started on July 29 as a simple challenge. Nearly a month later, it’s a viral sensation on social media. It’s the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Launched by former Boston College baseball standout Pete Frates as a simple challenge to his friends to raise awareness for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, the movement has snowballed in the time since.

The challenge reached McDaniel just in time for the start of the 2014 preseason. Administrators, coaches and teams have taken their turns having ice water dumped on their heads as they have been called out.

The phenomenon is a simple one.

Person A is nominated to “either take the challenge or donate $100” to the ALS organization of their choice. If Person A accepts the challenge, a bucket of ice water is dumped on his or her head. That person, in turn, nominates another group of people to take the challenge within 24 hours.

In the end, most have opted to make a donation in addition to taking the challenge. The same has been true throughout the Department of Athletics at McDaniel. As of Saturday, Aug. 23, the ALS Association reports $62.5 million has been donated through the Ice Bucket Challenge and the Green Terror is pround to be a small part of that.

Watch the compilation of videos and follow the path of challenges. We've tried to keep them in order and in a logical progression. And if you know of a team or coach video we’ve missed, send it our way. Athletes, if you want your Challenge video to be part of a Storify board, tweet us the link and we'll compile them.

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