Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I have been watching many friends, strangers, athletes, and other famous people dumping ice cold water on themselves all for ALS. I knew it was only a matter of time before somebody in our house was nominated to take part. That time has come today. Zak and Ryder were both nominated by a friend from scouts and baseball. When we received that challenge through Facebook I decided to take the time to use it as a quick learning experience. I first asked the boys if they knew what the ice bucket challenge was and both immediately said yes. But they couldn't tell me why people were doing it. So that is when I sat down with them and explained what ALS is. I showed them some videos online and described it a bit. Then I went into explaining about charities and how/why people donate to them. We looked at The ALS Foundation website and the boys decided to each donate $10 from their birthday money to this charity. The boys wanted to share their videos on here for others to see who may not be on Facebook.

Ryder's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video

Zak's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge