On Tuesday (Sept. 2) of next week, a few members of the United States Sports Academy faculty will take part in the “Challenge” that is sweeping the nation.

Dr. Stephen Butler, Dean of Academics at the Academy; Dr. Fred Cromartie, Director of Doctoral Studies; and Dr. Wirt Edwards, Chair of Sports Exercise Science; have all received Ice Bucket Challenges from the Academy’s new group of doctoral teaching assistants.

The “Challenge” was accepted by Dr. Butler, Dr. Cromartie and Dr. Edwards, and it will take place on Tuesday, September 2nd at 4:45 p.m. on the front steps of the Academy. With the start of the new academic year beginning on Tuesday at the Academy, the event will be a great kick-off to the year for a great cause.

The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone’s head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.

The “Challenge” went viral throughout social media over the last couple of months and dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and challenging others to do the same. A common stipulation is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.

At the Academy, the Ice Bucket Challenge started among the Academy’s doctoral teaching assistants as Cory Schierberl challenged his fellow teaching assistants.

To view a video of Schierberl and teaching assistant Tonya Butler-Collins accepting the ‘Challenge,” click here.

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