The "Ice Bucket Challenge" has gone viral among Boston athletes, and it's all to raise awareness for ALS and support one of their own -- Pete Frates, the former Boston College baseball captain who is battling the disease. The 29-year-old Frates can no longer speak and is confined to a wheelchair.
Here's how the challenge works. If you're issued the challenge, you film yourself dumping a bucket of ice over your head, and you then issue the same public challenge to others, who have 24 hours to complete the task.
Videos of Boston athletes completing the challenge have popped up all over the Internet. Doug Flutie did it. So did Bruins forward Greg Campbell, who challenged forward Brad Marchand, who challenged defenseman Torey Krug, who challenged Milan Lucic, who challenged Dennis Seidenberg:
Jason Varitek and his wife, Catherine, did it, then challenged Clay Buchholz's wife, Tim Wakefield and NESN's Tom Caron:
Even the mascots are involved. Lucky doused the Bruins' Blades (after being challenged by Baldwin, the Boston College mascot) and then challenged Wally The Green Monster and Pat Patriot:
Stay tuned in the coming days to see who else steps up.