On Thursday I posted a video showing two Philadelphia Eagles players (long snapper Jon Dorenbos and punter Donnie Jones) participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Now, Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin is the latest player to accept the challenge.
Unlike Dorenbos and Jones, Barwin did not actually dive into a pool of ice water or pour a bucket over his instead. Instead (and more importantly), he donated $1,000 to ALS research and then challenged Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, running back LeSean McCoy, and defensive end Vinny Curry to also accept the challenge and make a donation.
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Everyone can donate here https://t.co/SmtY3nlbFz— Connor Barwin (@ConnorBarwin98) August 15, 2014
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).