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Sidney Crosby joins growing list of athletes to accept the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ (video)


Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby was challenged by teammate Craig Adams and made good on it by accepting the “Ice Bucket Challenge.”

Crosby then challenged teammates Pascal Dupuis, Marc-Andre Fleury and Kris Letang to do the same, which is how the challenge works.

The only complaint is that Crosby should have been mixing up that bucket with a hockey stick. It only makes sense, right?

For the uninitiated, the “Ice Bucket Challenge” is a hottest viral Internet phenomenon going at the moment, but what makes it more redeeming than most of the nonsense on the interwebs is that the intent behind it is to raise both awareness and funds for ALS and ALS research.

A person dumps ice cold water on the themselves, talks about the importance of ALS research and the like and then challenges other folks to do the challenge themselves. If they do not, the individual is supposed to make a donation, although a person can both do the challenge and make a donation if they wish.

Sid the Kid joins an ever-expanding list of big-time athletes to take part in the worthwhile cause. New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman and New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey took on the challenge this week, to name a few, and those two sports stars are merely the tip of the iceberg, no pun intended. It seems like every time you turn around another athlete has posted a video of themselves engaging in the fantastic way to spread the word and raise money.

And that’s a great thing.