Sports Illustrated's Peter King was at Minnesota Vikings Training Camp a few days ago, and while he was there covering the team, he had a small order of business he had to take care of.
King had been called out to complete the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" by a friend of his, and he enlisted the help of Vikings' defensive end Everson Griffen in order to do so. (Along with Certified Athletic Trainer Eric Sugarman™.)
The challenge involves people getting doused with buckets of ice water on video, posting that video to social media, then nominating others to do the same, all in an effort to raise ALS awareness. Those who refuse to take the challenge are asked to make a donation to the ALS charity of their choice.
Yeah, it's exactly what it sounds like. . .you get a big ol' bucket of water and ice dumped over your head while somebody films it so it can be posted on the internet in order to raise awareness for ALS (which is also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease).
While Griffen looked quite happy to assist, he didn't seem quite as enthusiastic when King got to the second part of the challenge, in which you have to "call out" three other people to take the challenge. The first name King mentioned? That would be Everson Griffen.
Kudos to King and Griffen for putting this together in an effort to raise awareness about ALS. I'm guessing that the video of Everson Griffen taking the challenge will be on the internet in the near future here.