MILTON, Ga. – The Cambridge Bears seventh-grade football feeder team threw down the gauntlet Aug. 14. Or, rather, they threw down the bucket of ice, as they issued a challenge to rival school Milton in the “Ice Bucket Challenge.”
“We decided to do something fun for the boys,” said coach John McHale of the Bears. “We wanted to challenge our friends at the Milton feeder football team.”
The Ice Bucket Challenge has gained popularity in recent weeks on social media. Someone dumps a bucket of ice water over themselves and films it before challenging specific people to do the same. Those who decline must contribute to the ALS Association, a charity dedicated to fighting the motor-neuron condition also called Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Sports stars, politicians, newscasters, celebrities and everyday citizens have taken up the challenge as a way to have fun for a good cause.