By: Stache Staff

Mets Broadcaster Howie Rose Does The Ice Bucket Challenge


Howie Rose, the legendary broadcaster for both the Mets and the Islanders today decided to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge raising awareness for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

Here is a little background on this phenomenon that has been all over the internet recently.

The challenge started in Massachusetts with former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2012. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, leading to muscle weakness, loss of the use of arms and legs and difficulty speaking, breathing and swallowing.

Frates, who can no longer speak, posted his own ice bucket challenge video to the tune of Vanilla Ice’s “Ice, Ice Baby” and dared a few people to try it. A social media firestorm ensued, extending well beyond the gates of Boston College.

After posting their ice bucket videos to social media, participants nominate others to take the plunge and keep the cycle going. If those challenged don’t accept within 24 hours, they’re asked to donate to ALS research or to the charity of their choice.

NBC News

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