If you've been on the Internet anytime in the last two weeks, you've probably seen a video (or 5,000) of people participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. If you aren't familiar, the Ice Bucket Challenge is a current trend to raise awareness and money for ALS research.
The basics are a person dumps a bucket of ice water on their head then challenges people to do the same. If not, they are supposed to donate $100 to ALS research. WSU obviously has ties to ALS with Steve Gleason suffering from the disease. Gleason participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge last week and on Sunday, Mike Leach and Jason Gesser joined him.
Leach took his ice bath while wearing a Team Gleason shirt. He was surrounded by Butch, a few cheerleaders wearing Gleason's No. 34 and players. He challenged Peter Berg, Matthew McConaughey and Michael Crabtree. He even got in a joke about the cheerleaders not being interested in the players before Butch and Toni Pole poured the buckets.
Gesser added a little flair to his version. First, he challenged the entire 2003 Rose Bowl team and spoke about how much Gleason means to him, WSU and the teams he played on. Connor Halliday did the honors of dumping the bucket of ice water while Taylor Taliulu tackled Gesser for an exclamation point.
If you are so inclined, you can donate to the ALS Association or Team Gleason. The ALS Association has received $13.3 million in donations since July 29, compared to the $1.7 million it received during the same period last year.
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