The sweeping trend of dumping a bucket of ice water on yourself in support of ALS research hit Dodger Stadium on Friday.

Comedian George Lopez took part in the act and then issued a challenge to Yasiel Puig, who needed little time to pledge his support. Los Angeles Dodgers utility man Scott Van Slyke had the honor of showering Puig with the cold water, but Puig then upped the ante.

Dripping wet, Puig drenched himself a second time and passed along the challenge to Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez. Typically, once someone has issued the challenge, the person is expected to complete the pledge within 24 hours.

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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