St. Peter, Minn. - After being called out by Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s head football coach Brent Kucera, Central Washington University head football coach Ian Shoemaker, Minneapolis Washburn head football coach Giovan Jenkins, and Bethel University head football coach Steve Johnson, Gustavus head football coach Peter Haugen along with assistant coaches Corey Shea, Nate Johnson, Charlie Cosgrove, and Carlin Shoemaker accepted and participated in the 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. On a hot and sunny afternoon on the turf of Hollingsworth Field, the Gustavus coaching staff was doused in ice water by current members of the football team.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one’s head or donating to the ALS Association in the United States. The challenge dares nominated participants to have a bucket of ice water poured on their head. One common stipulation gives 24 hours from the time they are nominated to complete the dare; otherwise, the participant is asked to donate money to charity.
Staying true to the contest rules, Coach Haugen and his staff issued challenges to Cindra Kamphoff and her staff at Minnesota State University, Mankato, David Horsager, author of The Trust Edge, and Mark Tommerdahl, the special teams coordinator for the California Golden Bears football team.
As of Tuesday, Aug. 1, The ALS Association has received $22.9 million in donations compared to $1.9 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 19). Complete Story
For more information on the 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, please go to www.als.org