Rays' Raymond issues Ice Bucket Challenge to Billy the Marlin
The Tampa Bay Rays mascot Raymond participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, joining the movement that has taken over social media. This viral challenge is one with a purpose, raising funds to help fight Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease or ALS.
Raymond, after a challenge from Atlanta Hawks mascot Harry the Hawks, not only dumped ice water over his head, he also plunged head first into a mini pool before nominating fellow MLB mascots, Ace of the Toronto Blue Jays, Orbit of the Houston Astros, and Miami's Billy the Marlin to do the same and help to #StrikeOutALS.
The mascots each have 24 hours to accept Raymond's challenge and join the fun. If they fail to do so, they are to donate to ALS or the charity of their choice.