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Richmond Flying Squirrels join ice bucket challenge

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

You may have seen the videos on social media of people getting an ice bucket bath to support ALS-related charities.

The effort has raised more than $1 million for the ALS Association and the money is still pouring in. What began as a fundraiser for a former Boston College ballplayer has exploded into something much more and now just about everyone is getting in on the challenge.

The Richmond Flying Squirrels got in on the act. They were called out by the Portland Sea Dogs, only instead of getting a bucket of ice dumped on their heads, they got much more courtesy of Nutzy.

Chris Christie, Martha Stewart and many more have joined the cause, as did Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer and UVA coach Mike London.

The rules are you either accept the challenge or donate to the ALS Society or both. Then you call out someone else.

NBC12's Ryan Nobles and Marc Davis have accepted the challenge and the effort isn't drying up yet.

According to the ALS Association, approximately 5,600 people are diagnosed with the illness every year.

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