The new trend that has taken center stage in recent weeks has been the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Videos are being sent in from across the United States trying to spread the awareness of ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

After being challenged by the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers’ team president Stan Kasten took it a step further and challenged three prominent figureheads in Los Angeles Sports. Kasten challenged Los Angeles Kings’ president Luc Robitaille, Los Angeles Lakers’ general manager Mitch Kupchak, and Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Steve Ballmer. They have 24 hours to respond to the challenge.

ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. Involvement from athletes, celebrities and other public figures have greatly increased the money generated via donations this year.

Those who wish to donate can do so by visiting the ALS Association’s official website.

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Eric Avakian is a senior at Cal Poly Pomona majoring in marketing and business administration. Growing up in Burbank, California, Eric grew up as an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan.



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