Penn State Does The Ice Bucket Challenge
Throughout the past two weeks, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken the Internet by storm and flooded all of our news feeds. Penn Staters everywhere have taken advantage of this opportunity to raise funds and awareness for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Several well-known Penn Staters have even gotten in on the fun. Here are a few of the best Penn State ALS Ice Bucket Challenges!
Penn Stater and former Tennessee Titans linebacker Tim Shaw used his recent ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video to announce that he’d been diagnosed with ALS. We’re all rooting for you, Tim!
James Franklin & the Penn State Football Team
Head football coach James Franklin and several members of the Penn State Football team accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as a group last week. Franklin even put a twist on his signature expression “Dominate The State,” saying, “We’ve been talking a lot about dominating the state, now we want to #NominateTheState.”
Sophomore tight end Adam Breneman, who raised thousands of dollars for ALS awareness when he was still in high school, took to his Facebook page two weeks ago to show his support for the cause.
Herb Hand & The Offensive Line
Offensive line coach Herb Hand and the offensive line completed the challenge two weeks ago during training camp.
Women’s soccer head coach Erica Walsh took her turn at the challenge two weeks ago.
New Athletic Director Sandy Barbour accepted the challenge during halftime at the women’s soccer game last weekend.
Head men’s hockey coach Guy Gadowsky and members of the hockey coaching staff answered the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on the ice at Pegula Ice Arena.
The Nittany Lion
Last but not least, after being challenged by the UCF and UMass mascots, the Nittany Lion accepted the challenge.
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