Is Donaire’s ALS ice bucket challenge the most creative yet?
MANILA, Philippines—Filipino boxing champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire raised $5000 for taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Wednesday after he was called out by former wrestler and Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista.
Donaire posted a series of videos on his Facebook page Wednesday showing him doing the ice challenge, “Vegas style.” Instead of drenching himself with ice-cold water, he set up a tank filled with ice-cold water and people could make him fall by hitting a target with balls corresponding to a certain amount.
The Filipino boxing champion also assured the public that he recycled the water he used for the challenge from his pool and his landscape.
“We heard people were complaining of two things: no money donated and water wasted. So we Vegas styled it up! Every ball thrown had a price to throw on it so all that (we raised around $5000 and counting) goes to #ALS and we still got dunked for charity,” said Donaire.
Proceeds of the challenge benefit people with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis which attacks the nervous system and eventually leaves victims paralyzed.
Donaire later called out Manny Pacquiao, American football player Frank Gore, Top Rank’s Todd DuBoef and TV personality Draymond John to take the challenge.
It was the second time that Pacquiao was called out to take the challenge after American boxer Chris Algieri tagged him Tuesday.
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