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Former New York Yankees’ Mariano Rivera Takes Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Awareness (Video)

August 20th, 2014 at 8:19 PM
By Douglas Rush

You can now say the Core Four of the New York Yankees have all taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and donations for ALS.

Jorge Posada was the first one who started the challenges to some of his former teammates, as he got Andy Pettitte to take part in it. Derek Jeter also took part in it after being challenged by Jennifer Steinbrenner-Swindal and Roger Clemens and completed his at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night. On Wednesday night, it was Mariano Rivera's turn.

Rivera was challenged by his longtime and former catcher Posada to take the challenge, which he completed with help of his children; Posada's wife Laura posted the video on her Instagram account which can be seen here.

In Rivera's challenge, he nominated former Yankees bullpen coach and current Arizona Diamondbacks pitching coach Mike Harkey along with former Yankees and current Seattle Mariners second basemen Robinson Cano.

As of Wednesday night, the ALS foundation has made over $31.5 million in donations from the Ice Bucket Challenge, whereas last year, they were at only $1.9 million, so clearly, the challenge is working because not only are people doing the challenge, but they are donating as well.

For those who want to donate to help in the cause to stop ALS and find a cure, you can donate by following the link to their website.


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