Swisher takes 'ice-bucket challenge,' then requests eclectic group do it next
Aug 6, 2014 at 4:34p ET
As the "ice-bucket challenge" spreads with New England athletes, the Cleveland Indians' Nick Swisher is getting involved too.
Swisher, challenged by his wife Joanna, doused himself with the freezing cold water as part of the movement that is targeted toward raising awareness for ALS.
Its origins lie with Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell, who accepted an initial challenge from a friend of Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, who is battling ALS. From there, it's only spreading, through more Bruins players and into other sports too.
Swisher's challenges included one teammate, Mike Aviles, but also celebrities Lance Bass and Channing Tatum.
They have yet to respond, as the 24-hour "time limit" for the challenge wanes.