Chris Christie Gets In On 'Ice Bucket Challenge,' Dares Cory Booker

Posted: Aug 14 2014, 10:40am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 14 2014, 10:44am CDT, in News | Other Stuff


Chris Christie gets in on 'Ice Bucket Challenge,' dares Cory Booker
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Christie joined the mix after being challenged by Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils CEO Scott O’Neil.

So we are seeing that New Jersey’s governor Chris Christie accepted the ice water bucket challenge after more and more social media users kept joining this growing list to dump iced water over their heads from a bucket. This is apparently a charitable action and we saw Chris Christie doing so in a video which was posted recently. The video includes his two youngest children, Patrick and Bridget, and we could see Christie wearing a t-shirt and shorts.

The video posted by Christie says "Hi, I’m New Jersey governor Chris Christie and I am accepting the Pete Frates ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.” This challenge is being named as the “Ice Bucket Challenge” and is a public awareness campaign for the degenerative disease ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, that involves soaking yourself with frigid water. Social media site Facebook has been flooded with these videos in which people taking over the challenge down iced water buckets on themselves. The list of the volunteers has been increasing over the past two weeks. A 29-year-old former Division 1 college athlete was diagnosed with the disease and the Pete Frates Fund is named after him.

Christie took up this challenge after being challenged from the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils CEO Scott O’Neil. After posting his video on Facebook, he passed on the challenge to challenge to U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, late night TV show host Jimmy Fallon and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.


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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/32" rel="author">Ahmed Humayun</a>
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