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Oak Grove Football Team Completes Ice Bucket Challenge

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The Ice Bucket Challenge is a viral movement taking over social media, and spreading ALS awareness across the country.

Wednesday it was the Oak Grove football team's turn to take a bath in the sub-freezing temperatures.

The Warriors were actually not challenged by any one person, team or institution - it was an idea that originated from offensive line coach and run game coordinator Drew Causey.

Head coach Nevil Barr quickly hopped on board.


"You know ALS is something that we need to find a cure for, so [Causey] said 'if our team could do it' so I said 'let's do it' so we organized it really quick - Lowe's gave us the buckets, somebody else donated the ice and we did it and of course we made a few challenges and that will keep spreading," says Barr. "We just wanted to do a little to help. We always want our kids to help - to know what it is to help other people."

Coach Barr says each member of the coaching staff gave $10 to the cause, while the more than 100 players each gave at least $1 a piece.

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For more information on the Ice Bucket Challenge, click here:  http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html
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