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New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Awareness (Video)

August 19th, 2014 at 7:32 PM
By Doug Rush

Derek Jeter has never backed away from a challenge in his life, and on Tuesday, the New York Yankees captain and shortstop accepted a challenge presented to him from Jennifer Steinbrenner-Swindal.

The Yankees general partner and sister of current Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner challenged the Yankees captain to take the Ice Bucket Challenge on Tuesday morning to raise awareness and donations for ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Jeter of course, answered the challenge and completed it on Tuesday night before the team's opening series game at Yankee Stadium against the Houston Astros. The 40-year-old Jeter had help from fellow teammates CC Sabathia (who completed his earlier in the day) and Masahiro Tanaka. Jeter had also been challenged by former Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens aside from Steinbrenner-Swindal.

In the video, Jeter challenged Michael Jordan, Hannah Davis and Kevin Connolly to take the challenge. Jeter is now one of several Yankees to do it along with Sabathia; Shawn Kelley completed his challenge last week down in Baltimore.

For those who want to help donate to the cause to fight ALS, you can follow the link to their website.

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Tags: Baseball, CC Sabathia, Derek Jeter, Masahiro Tanaka, MLB, New York, New York Yankees

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