Lady Tigers accept ALS challenge.
The Tigers completed the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, on Monday afternoon at David Carnell Memorial Field.
The rules of the competition are simple. Each person must have a cooler filled with ice water poured over their heads within 24 hours of obtaining the challenge or make a financial donation to the ALS Association.
Nine players, two coaches and one manager received a frozen bath in the outfield of Northeast’s home stadium. The remainder of the team held the containers and doused those who participated in this worthy cause.
Performing the Ice Bucket Challenge was a sentimental moment for one member of the Tigers’ staff. Northeast assistant coach Jaisa Emerson’s mother, Liza Fox, passed away nearly five years ago following a lengthy battle with ALS.
“I’m kind of emotional,” said Emerson. “It meant a lot to me and I really appreciate it. Raising money and awareness for ALS is all I’m really wanting to do.”
Emerson was grateful that each representative of the Tigers’ ball club embraced the event and willingly performed a role to make it a success.
“It’s just exciting that these girls care this much about me as a coach,” Emerson said. “It shows me how much they actually care about not only softball, but about life in general and supporting others when they’re going through such a hard time.”
Sophomore Haley Christian noted that endeavors like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge help unite the squad as preparations for the 2015 season get underway in the City of Hospitality.
“It’s really good because we’re focusing on coming together as a team and sticking together,” Christian said. “With us doing these activities early on, it’ll make us closer.”
The ALS Association is the only non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. It’s mission includes providing services to assist those with ALS and eventually finding a cure for the ailment.
The institution has accepted over $31 million in contributions this year thanks partially to the Ice Bucket Challenge.
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