It’s all for a good cause.
Athletes train very hard and make a lot of money in the process of bringing joy to fans all around the world, and when they decide to put rivalries aside and fight for a common objective, it makes me happy.
“There is no known cure of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), more commonly called Lou Gehrig’s Disease. According to the ALS Association and its 38 chapters, approximately $4 million was donated between July 29 and Aug. 12, compared to $1.12 million during the same time period last year. ”
New York sports teams have joined the trend of the Ice Bucket Challenge in order to support the research for a cure of ALS. New York Giants Tom Coughlin, QB Eli Manning and the guys from the front office take a bucket of ice water like real NFL guys.
From the Giants website:
Of course the Jets couldn’t be far behind:
New York Knicks’ JR Smith joins the movement.
He challenges Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony to do the same. Will they do it?
Good for them. Good for everyone involved, even if it becomes a PR stunt after a while.