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Blackhawks Take Part In ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ To Raise ALS Awareness

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(CBS) Recently, a viral movement called the “Ice Bucket Challenge” has spread to raise awareness and money for ALS. The challenge is simple — dump a bucket of ice water over your head and then nominate others to do the same. Those challenged can pass, but they’re called to action to make a donation.

While this movement started in Boston, it’s now spread to Chicago, with some Blackhawks joining the fun and cause.

Brandon Saad started the fun Sunday, according to CSNChicago.com. He then nominated Andrew Shaw, Nick Leddy and Patrick Sharp. We know that Shaw participated, as he posted a video to YouTube and his Twitter account. Patrick Kane also doused himself with ice water, too, and he would challenge Bulls center Joakim Noah to take part.

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was a participant, too, and he got a real kick out of it. He challenged Blackhawks CEO John McDonough to do the “Ice Bucket Challenge” as well.

Since July 29, about $2.3 million has been raised for the ALS Association, according to USA Today. That’s a massive uptick from the $25,000 the organization raised last year in the same timeframe, so the movement has been a rousing success.

Check out this article for more details on how the “Ice Bucket Challenge” got started.