Scott Googins and Chris Mack accepted the challenge.
Aug. 13, 2014
CINCINNATI --- CBSSports.com columnist Gregg Doyel challenged Xavier head basketball coach Chris Mack in the ALS #IceBucketChallenge, which is basically when someone challenges you to dump a bucket of ice water on yourself to raise awareness in the fight against ALS. Xavier head baseball coach Scott Googins joined him for the challenge.
In addition to the YouTube video, there is a Facebook photo gallery from today’s challenge, including visual evidence that Doyel pretty much entirely whiffed on his attempt to dump his cooler of ice and water. Fortunately, Sr. Rose Ann Fleming and Mack’s administrative assistant Jody Geisen and others picked up the slack and fully doused Mack and Googins. Afterwards Mack challenged Xavier fans to create their own ALS #IceBucketChallenge videos and tweet them at @XUAthletics; the best and most creative wins 4 tickets to our regular season opener.
The ALS #IceBucketChallenge raises awareness about ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, for which there is no cure. Whoever a person taking on the icy water challenges can choose to either take an icy shower or donate $100 to ALS research. Many who take the challenge end up writing $100 checks even after the icy bath.
Thanks to Home City Ice for donating the ice and the use of an ice truck for a couple hours this morning.