The Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and donations for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) has swept across the nation and as of Tuesday, has raised over $16.5 million in donations.
Former New York Yankees players Andy Pettitte and Tino Martinez have taken part in the challenge, as has current Yankees reliever Shawn Kelley. Now, it's gone even bigger and into the Steinbrenner family.
Jennifer Steinbrenner-Swindal, sister of Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner and a general partner for the Yankees team, was the latest to take the challenge on Tuesday morning; she was nominated to take the challenge by Martinez.
Before she took the challenge, she gave thanks to Peter Frates, the starter of the challenge who is currently battling ALS himself, and to Lou Gehrig, who 75 years ago was diagnosed with ALS and retired from baseball.
Steinbrenner-Swindal then challenged the entire Yankees organization and the players, her two children, and then in her final challenge and nomination, she then personally challenged Yankees captain and shortstop Derek Jeter to take the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Martinez then helped the daughter of late owner George Steinbrenner follow through with the challenge by pouring the bucket of ice water over her head.
For those who want to donate to help to the cause to find a cure for ALS, you can follow the link to their website.
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