Ron Roenicke Completes “Ice Bucket Challenge” Issued by Padres Manager Bud Black
On the off-chance you’ve missed all the excitement over the past two weeks, people have been dumping buckets of ice water over their heads all across the country as part of the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” an initiative started to raise awareness and funds to help strike out ALS.
The challenge has been hitting celebrities, pro athletes and everyday folks alike and the Brewers have been no exception.
And the players aren’t the only ones helping out this worthy cause. Managers are getting in on the fun and showing their support, too.
Yesterday, on MLB Network’s Intentional Talk, Padres Manager Bud Black issued the challenge to Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke, along with Angels Manager Mike Scioscia, and Rays Manager Joe Maddon.
And today, Ron good-naturedly accepted and completed the challenge, with a little help from Coaches Garth Iorg and Ed Sedar:
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ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease after the famed baseball player whose struggle with this disease and death in 1941 brought it national attention.
And recently, the disease has been gaining a LOT of attention from this Ice Bucket Challenge, started by ALS patients Pete Frates and Pat Quinn to help raise money and awareness for the disease. The challenge is quite simple: Fill up a bucket of ice water, as cold as you can get. Have someone record a video while you dump the bucket over your head. Then share on social media, issuing the challenge to three friends.
Along with the team getting cold and wet for a cause, Brewers Community Foundation has also made a donation of $5,000 to ALSA Wisconsin on behalf of the Club and the Ice Bucket Challenge participants. Click here to join us in our support.