On Tuesday, Stan Kasten, Dodgers president and chief executive, accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge after being nominated by the
The challenge, which involves getting doused with a bucket of ice, is an Internet sensation designed to raise awareness and money to help fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.
After Kasten is drenched, as seen on MLB.com, he issues the challenge to
Should Kupchak choose to participate in the ALS challenge, he would have 24 hours to fulfill the obligation.
Over the weekend, Lakers All-Star guard
Bill Dwyre of the Los Angeles Times recently wrote that he hopes the fad promoting a cure for ALS proves more substantive than simply "attention-grabbing and frivolity."
The Times' Michael Hiltzik echoed that concern and detailed worries from philanthropy experts that the ALS donation trend may "end up cannibalizing other donations" to fight more common maladies.