Georgetown University mascot, Jack the Bulldog, accepted the #Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday after Vice President for Mission and Ministry at Georgetown, Rev. Kevin O'Brien, S.J. nominated the stout little canine favorite of the school's athletic events reported In the Capital.
And this is how it happened... understand that Jack's "pawsome" abilities although totally adorable and infinitely more entertaining than watching adults lift their arms and throw ice over their heads, are not flexible enough to reach over his head. Therefore, with some human intervention to carry off the task, ice was scattered underneath the lawn where Jack sat, and a cup full of ice water was tossed over his head.
Jack wasn't overwhelmed by the experience, and although he did try and back off from the surprising chill, he didn't utter a bark or a doggy whine. According to his human companions, 13-month-old Jack understood the need to continue the research of the degenerative disease ALS; more commonly known as Lou Genrig's disease.
In case you're not familiar with the rules, once you are nominated, you have 24 hours to be doused with a bucket of ice water, post the video to social media and then nominate someone else. If the person doesn't accept your challenge, they are asked to make a donation to the ALS chapter of their choice.
Such notables as Chris Christie, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates have already taken the challenge, and of course the jury is out which famous person did it the best. Fear not all of you humans, because it is unanimous that Georgetown University's Jack the Bulldog climbs to first place.
Since the beginning of the Ice Bucket Challenge, more than $5.5 million has been raised for Lou Gehrig's disease research as compared to $32,000 in donations raised last year in the same amount of time. In one week there have been 150,000 new donors.
According to In the Capital:
"Jack made his nominations, calling out Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green and Co-Host of "CBS This Morning" Norah O'Donnell (both Georgetown alums), official mascot for Butler University and fellow bulldog Butler Blue III as well as the White House's pride and joy: Sunny and Bo Obama."
We know that President Obama opted to make a donation to ALS rather than get the "cold shoulder," but how about Sunny and Bo? Are you pooches up for the challenge?
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