Mario Lemieux Completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Nominates Fans

Friday, 08.15.2014 / 4:53 PM
Michelle Crechiolo

We’ve seen a lot of Penguins players and staff members accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge over the last week and a half, but the best one of them all happened on Friday.

Mario Lemieux himself stepped up and accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in the backyard of his home. In turn, the Penguins owner and legend made a nomination of his own before getting soaked..

“I would like to challenge all of our wonderful Pittsburgh Penguins fans,” Lemieux said.

Hear that, everyone? You’ve been nominated by No. 66 himself!

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a viral movement that 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 within 24 hours are asked to make a donation to the ALS charity of their choice.

For more information on how the Penguins got involved, videos of all the players and staff that have accepted the challenge and ways to donate can be found here.

Lemieux’s wife and three daughters(his son Austin was at hockey practice), Nancy Angus, the executive director of the Mario Lemieux Foundation, and the Foundation staff and board also participated.

The Mario Lemieux Foundation nominated Children’s Home and Lemieux Center, the staff of the Pittsburgh Marathon, and the staff at Z:Brand.

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