Mitch Kupchak, Jerry West Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken over social media as everyone is taking part in the challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
On Tuesday, Los Angeles Dodgers Team President Stan Kasten took the challenge, and subsequently challenged Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Today, via the Lakers, Kupchak accepted the challenge:
One of the people Kupchak challenged, former Lakers General Manager and current consultant for the Golden State Warriors, Jerry West accepted the challenge himself, via the Golden State Warriors:
Kupchak also challenged Lakers owner Jim Buss, as well as the most famous fan in the world, Jack Nicholson, but neither has accepted as of yet.
As of August 20, the ALS has received $31.5 million in donations as opposed to $1.9 million at this point last year, so the challenge is definitely having a positive effect.
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