Monday, December 29, 2014

Ruben Amaro, Andy Reid do ice bucket challenge, Jim Gardner next

The ice bucket challenge -- to dump icy water over your head or donate $100 to ALS -- has been flooding the local landscape along with the rest of the nation.

Ruben Amaro, Andy Reid do ice bucket challenge, Jim Gardner next

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro completing an ALS ice bucket challenge issued by former pitcher Roy Halladay.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro completing an ALS ice bucket challenge issued by former pitcher Roy Halladay.

The ice bucket challenge -- to dump icy water over your head or donate $100 to ALS -- has been flooding the local landscape along with the rest of the nation.

So a Camden County 3-year-old, who called out Big Bird and Elmo, got in on the act along with the likes of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, who was challenged along with Jimmy Fallon by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Click on linked names to see various videos.)

Fallon did it with his Tonight Show band, Philly's own The Roots, who were challenged by Justin Timberlake, whose chill-down is part of the following video.

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr., challenged by ex-Phils pitcher Roy Halladay, did the challenge in the bathtub of a San Francisco hotel room and challenged three other general managers. Halladay also challenged ESPN's Jon Gruden, a former Eagles coordinator,

Ex-Birds head coach Andy Reid, now skipper of the Kansas City Chiefs, gave two thumbs up after getting drenched from a sports drink cooler. 

Bones star David Boreanaz, son of former 6ABC weatherman Dave Roberts, challenged 6ABC anchor Jim Gardner, who vowed to do it today -- and in turn challenged meteorologist Cecily Tynan, who replied, "I've had an African bullfrog pee on me. So I can do this, No problem. Bring it on."

The on-air crew at Fox29's Good Day, Philadelphia, also got in on the act, including Mike Jerrick, Jenn Frederick, Sue Serio, Alex Holley and Kacie McDonnell.

A dozen people soaked themselves yesterday at Love Park for the cause, which has raised more than $2 million for ALS, also known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease."

For more saturation coverage, read "Media personalities take on the ice bucket challenge," by Daily News columnist Molly Eichels, who has been challenged herself.

See also: "Fallon punks The Roots with Shades of Grey video."

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com. Follow @petemucha on Twitter.

 

 


 

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