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14 Ridge H.S. Coaches Accept Ice Bucket Challenge, Pass it Forward to Bernards High and Hunterdon Central

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Even Ridge Athletic Director Rich Shello (blue shirt, center) jumped into the fundraising "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" held on Saturday at Lee Field at Ridge High School. Credits: By Terry Boudreau
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Fourteen Ridge High School team coaches, including head football coach Bill Tracy (center) accepted the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise funds for ALS research, awareness and patience support at Ridge High School on Saturday, Sept. 6. The coaches, with their student players doing the honors of icing them, had accepted the challenge from their team rivals at Montgomery High School, and passed it along to Bernards High School and Hunterdon Central High School. Credits: By Terry Boudreau
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The worldwide "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" reached Basking Ridge on Saturday, with coaches from sports at Ridge High School getting the icy treatment from their student athletes. The event took place at Lee Field behind the school.

Ridge Athletic Director Rich Shello introduced the coaches who would be part of the bucket crew before getting iced himself as the 15th participant in the challenge. Below is the video from the event, when Ridge accepted the challenge from the Montgomery High School, part of the Skylands Conference of high school sports teams.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGFlP5eUAmQ

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The Ridge coaches, who fortunately were dumped with the cold, icy water dumped on their heads on a hot, still-summery day, extended the challenge to Bernards High School in Bernardsville, and to Hunterdon Central High School, home of New Jersey's other "Red Devils" student athletes.

The "Ice Bucket Challenge" has spread worldwide, even drawing in many celebrities, to raise funds and awareness of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The disease first gained awareness when Lou Gehrig, the Hall of Fame first baseman for New York Yankees, announced his diagnosis in 1939.

As of Sept. 7, the "Ice Bucket Challenge" had raised $110.1 million, according to the ALS Association's website. Besides supporting research and education, the organization also reaches out to support patients.

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