Mariners Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Nelson Cruz, Brad Miller and Mike Zunino taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Nelson Cruz, Brad Miller and Mike Zunino taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The Mariners answered a challenge (by the Orioles) and are now challenging the Rays in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Nelson Cruz, Brad Miller and Mike Zunino were showered with ice cold water to help raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

A special guest joined the Mariners players for the Ice Bucket Challenge, as Spokane native John Oakley helped count them down to the ice bath. Oakley is a middle school coach and has been diagnosed with ALS. He is on a mission to to visit every Major League Baseball stadium with his kids.

John Oakley of Spokane is on a mission to visit every Major League Baseball Stadium.

John Oakley of Spokane is on a mission to visit every Major League Baseball Stadium.

The Mariners and Major League Baseball are participating in the second year of the #ALSIceBucketChallenge. Throughout the month of August, each club will host its own challenge and will then challenge another franchise, along with two other local personalities or organizations, to partake.

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As a part of the initiative, MLB is donating $100,000 to The ALS Association. The funds will be used to further collaborative efforts between several organizations. Fans can join MLB by donating at ALSIceBucketChallenge.org and to make donations to an ALS organization of their choosing.

Here is more information on MLB’s ongoing support of The ALS Association.

Brad Miller, Nelson Cruz, John Oakley and Mike Zunino.

Brad Miller, Nelson Cruz, John Oakley and Mike Zunino.

 

3 Comments

This is wonderful, it is such an ugly killer, it took my daughter 3 years ago after a 2 year illness. Thank you so much for helping

Thanks guys for all your support and hospitality to my family and me. Go Mariners!!!

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