Meyer, Darner Take Part in Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS
LAKELAND - On Monday afternoon, Florida Southern Director of Athletics Pete Meyer, Florida Southern men's basketball coach Linc Darner and Florida Southern Provost Kyle Fedler took part in the ALS Bucket Challenge in front of Jenkins Field House on the FSC campus.
The Ice Bucket Challenge was started by former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, who was diagnosed with ALS nearly two years ago. Frates, who is a 29-year old Massachusetts, started the challenge on social media with his family.
ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is also known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease." The progressive neurodegenerative disease affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, according to ALS Foundation.
The Ice Bucket Challenge consists of a participant pouring a bucket of ice water over their head, and challenging others to video themselves doing the same. If you are tagged as a challenger and do not perform the task, you must donate to ALS research.