Recently the #StrikeOutALS 24 hour ice bucket challenge videos have been sweeping social media across the nation to raise funds and awareness for ALS research and The Pete Frates #3 Foundation. Frates, the former captain of the Boston College baseball team was diagnosed with ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease,) in 2012. Since then friends and family have spread the word on the necessity for ALS research.
The premise behind the #IceBucketChallange is to drench yourself in ice water within 24 hours of being challenged, or donate $100 to ALS research. This campaign has proven to have reached country music when Chase Rice posted a video accepting the challenge and nominating Dierks Bentley.
Dierks accepted the challenge today and nominated fellow country music elite Jaren Johnston, lead vocalist for The Cadillac Three, and Kip Moore.
This is not the first time Chase Rice has supported The Pete Frates #3 Foundation. In September 2013 friends of mine who were teammates with Pete Frates at BC organized “Country Strike Out ALS,” a benefit concert at the House of Blues Boston. Along with Chase Rice, performers included Ayla Brown, Sam Hunt, and Joe Nichols.
With due diligence our CEO and faithful leader here at GotCountryOnline, Stephanie Bear, has nominated all of us! As I personally gladly accept this challenge, stay tuned for my video and some celebrity nominations! #Strike out ALS!
For more information, or to make donations please visit: http://petefrates.com/