Last Thursday, Ms. Kelly West was named in the ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) 'Ice Bucket Challenge'... she posted the video (by Nicole Marie) on Facebook and immediately challenged me. I saw it shortly after she called me out and all the pieces fell into place. I think I might have the fastest turnaround time between getting called out and doing it before my challenger had done it. So I got my buddies (Aaron Bennett and Nolan Watte on buckets, Scott McLaughlin on camera) in funny together, and I took the splash to the face to help raise money and bring awareness to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

I am fortunate enough to not have anyone (to the best of my knowledge) in my life affected with this horrible disease. But my hometown of Naches did lose a great teacher, Mr. Godfrey, who taught my brother and many of my friends. I'm donating in his memory to the  ALS Association, which you can help by clicking here.

I challenge a group of people:

-- My good friend, coworker, and Yakima Mayor Micah Cawley (although I have since seen that he's already done it).

-- My cousin  Ian Hubert, who amazes me more and more with his moviemaking skills. I have no doubt that he'll do an epic CGI Ice Bucket Challenge in some form or fashion.

-- I also challenge the panhandler on 16th, because I know he has money.

-- And every lovely lady who owns a white T-shirt! I'm not giving a time-frame ... because well, this video was shot last week, and I was being nice and letting Kelly get hers done first.

But she failed! I did not! And with all of us helping fight ALS ... WE WILL NOT!

#StrikeOutALS
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