August 21, 2014
Volleyball team takes part in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Members of the defending national champion Cowley College volleyball team accepted the challenge from the Wofford University volleyball team to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Monday in Arkansas City.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
The Ice Bucket Challenge consists of individuals making a video of themselves dumping a bucket of ice water on their heads, post it on Facebook, Instagram or other social media sites, and then challenge other individuals to do the same within 24 hours or donate $100 to ALS.
As of Monday, August 18, the ALS Association has received $15.6 million in donations compared
to $1.8 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 18).
Katelynn Slade, an All-American setter on last year’s national championship Lady Tiger volleyball team, is a current member of the Wofford University volleyball team.
Following the Ice Bucket Challenge, the Lady Tiger volleyball team challenged the Cowley softball team, Drury University volleyball team, and Cowley College athletic coaching staff to take part in the challenge.
The Lady Tiger volleyball coaching staff of head coach Riann Mullis and assistant coach Molley Scanlon then took part in the challenge and challenged the Pittsburgh State University volleyball team, Oklahoma Baptist University volleyball team, and former Lady Tiger head coach Jenifer Bahner to do the same as well.
“It’s for a good cause and we want to help as much as we can with different causes,” Mullis said. “The girls had fun with it and appreciated the opportunity to help with the challenge.”