Two members of the Philadelphia Eagles are the latest participants in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In the video above you can see Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos and punter Donnie Jones fall backwards into a pool filled with freezing cold ice water. Not quite a bucket, of course, but probably way more intense than one.
So why are they doing it? The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is designed to raise both money and awareness to help fight the disease. A number of public figures, including many NFL players, coaches, and front officer members. have already participated in this challenge. Per their website, The ALS Association and its 38 chapters have received an astonishing $4 million in donations compared to $1.12 million during the same time period last year (as of August 12th).
Dorenbos was nominated to participate in the challenge by Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels (and The Hamels Foundation). Now that he's completed the challenge, Dorenbos has challenged the following people to take part: Julie Dorenbos (Jon's wife), Jason Aldean (country music artist), Jake LaGrone (Aldean's manager) and former Eagles running back Brian Westbrook. Will they rise to the challenge?