WICHITA, Kan. – Many of the Wichita State athletic teams, student-athletes and coaches completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during the last couple of weeks and donated money to the ALS Association.
The challenge involves people getting doused with buckets of ice water on video, posting that video to social media, then nominating others to do the same, all in an effort to raise ALS awareness. People can either accept the challenge or make a donation to an ALS Charity of their choice, or do both.
As of Friday, August 22, The ALS Association has received $53.3. million in donations compared to $2.2 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 21). These donations have come from existing donors and 1.1 million new donors to The Association.
Wichita State Athletics has set up a web page to donate to the ALS at http://webkwc.alsa.org/site/TR?px=4799428&fr_id=10165&pg=personal#.U_dNMEiLmcY.
The money that is donated here, will go toward the Wichita Walk to Defeat ALS®. This is an exciting opportunity for us to work together to support those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure.
With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease. We encourage you to get your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers involved in this challenge!
Softball & Director of Athletics Eric Sexton