The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is taking the web by storm and the Philadelphia Phillies organization is getting in on the trend.
While there’s been a lot of fun with cold water in spreading awareness for ALS, it’s truly a serious matter. To the baseball world amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is known as “Lou Gehrig‘s Disease.” The New York Yankees legend suffered from ALS and was forced out of baseball because of it. The horrible disease affects nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain.
Before the trend took off, the Phillies got in on the fight against ALS earlier in the year. In May during the 30th annual Phillies ALS Phestival the organization raised $904,732 for ALS research.
Buchanan accepted Burnett’s challenge and nominated fellow big-leaguer Tim Hudson as he was drenched by the Phanatic.
To the delight of many fans, Amaro was soaked in ice cold water.