Aug. 26, 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama baseball team accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this past Friday, August 22. The team took part in the event after accepting the invite from Lane Burroughs, the head baseball coach at Northwestern State University, and Brian Shoop, the head baseball coach at UAB.
Coach Gaspard and the Alabama baseball family then challenged Todd Butler and the Wichita State baseball team, Alabama's own Patrick Murphy and the Alabama softball team and the UA baseball's biggest supporters, the Right Field Ragers.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The Ice Bucket Challenge was created to help raise funds and create awareness for the ALS Assocination to promote research that seeks to find a cure for the deadly disease.