Hundreds take Ice Bucket Challenge on sweltering TN Valley day - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Hundreds take Ice Bucket Challenge on sweltering TN Valley day

Reporter Jack Madison was one of the hundreds who iced themselves down at Brewer High School Thursday. (Source: WAFF) Reporter Jack Madison was one of the hundreds who iced themselves down at Brewer High School Thursday. (Source: WAFF)
NORTH ALABAMA (WAFF) -

You could call it "Ice Day Thursday."

On one of the hottest days of the summer so far, hundreds of people took time Thursday to take part in the ongoing "Ice Bucket Challenge."

In short: if you are called out to take part, you have one of two choices: pour a bucket of ice water over yourself and make a small donation to the ALS Association or a similar charity dedicated to Lou Gehrig's Disease research and treatment, or don't douse yourself - and make a substantially larger donation.

Tens of millions of dollars have been donated to the ALSA from this viral challenge.

Decatur's mayor and city council president took the plunge, so to speak, as did the Decatur Red Raiders.

Over at Oakwood University, President Dr. Leslie Pollard joined Tahjai Conkerite, president of Oakwood's student government, in having gallons of freezing-cold water dumped on them in the heat of the day.

Thursday, the largest participation in the Tennessee Valley came from the stands at the field of Brewer High School, where more than 400 - including WAFF reporter Jack Madison, upturned the buckets on themselves. Jack is one of several WAFF personalities who have accepted the challenge... and we have the feeling there may be more to come.

Of course, we know that many of you took the challenge as well. We have loved seeing the shots of you, your friends and family participating in the challenge. Remember to send us photos and videos to pix@waff.com

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