WSU's Bovee accepts the ice bucket challenge, calls out John L. Smith

Monday , August 18, 2014 - 5:32 PM

OGDEN -- The ALS ice bucket challenge is taking the nation by storm, and after Weber State head coach Jay Hill was called out, a call also came to Weber State Athletic Director Jerry Bovee.

Bovee was called out twice by the athletic directors from Montana State and Sacramento State, and then passed the favor along to the ADs of Southern Utah, and Colorado State.

And then came a surprise no one was expecting.

“This one’s fun for me,” said Bovee. “John L. Smith -- head coach at Fort Lewis College.”

Perhaps it was a little payback for putting Weber’s football program in a rough situation.

Well, assuming Smith goes through with it.

The Ice Bucket Challenge is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head, which was started as a campaign to promote awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and gained widespread popularity in 2014.

The rules state that after being challenged to participate in the activity, the challenged has 24 hours to either participate and donate $10 to the ALS charity of their choice, or, if they choose not to do so, to donate $100.



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