August 22, 2014 in City

A roundup of Ice Bucket Challenge videos from around the region

From staff reports
 

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Washington State University President Elson Floyd was assisted in his Ice Bucket Challenge by WSU mascot Butch T. Cougar and Gail Gleason, mother of Cougar alum Steve Gleason, who is battling ALS. After his soaking Floyd challenged WSU Vancouver Chancellor Mel Netzhammer, WSU Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown and WSU Tri-Cities Chancellor H. Keith Moo-Young.

Spokane Mayor David Condon took the Ice Bucket Challenge with members of the Gonzaga Prep Football Team. Steve Gleason started his football career at Gonzaga Prep. Condon challenged Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Liberty Lake Mayor Steve Peterson and Gleason Fest organizer Jimmy Ramirez.

Spokane Police Officer Jenn DeRuwe and Lt. Tracie Meidl took on the Ice Bucket Challenge, though it took two tries to get DeRuwe properly soaked. They challenged their bosses, Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub and assistant chiefs Rick Dobrow and Selby Smith.

The Mount Spokane High School Marching Band gathered on the practice field for their Ice Bucket Challenge. They raised and donated $400 to the ALS Association. They challenged the Mt. Spokane High School football teams, the University High School Marching Band, the Cheney High School Marching Band, and the West Valley High School Marching Band.

Avista Corp. CEO Scott Morris and Avista Utilities President Dennis Vermillion were joined by Avista employees for a 125-ice-bucket challenge to commemorate the power company’s 125th anniversary. They challenged Itron, Pacific Gas & Electric and Avista’s new subsidiary Alaska Electric Light & Power Co.

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter used well water mixed with ice for their ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The governor called out Olympian Kristin Armstrong, Boise State Coach Bryan Harsin, and Lt. Governor Brad Little.

The superintendent of Central Valley School District in Spokane Valley, Ben Small answered the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and issued one of his own - to the school board. Assistant Superintendents Jay Rowell and Terrie VanderWegen did the honors for their boss.

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The folks at Kootenai Electric Cooperative in Coeur d’Alene took the challenge with the help of some heavy equipment. Then they challenged their counterparts at four other utilities: Avista, Northern Lights, Clearwater and Vera Water and Power.

The Eastern Washington University football team took the challenge after being challenged by the volleyball team. They challenged a whole bunch of people, including Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

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Kootenai County Sheriff Ben Wolfinger and numerous of his deputies took the challenge at the North Idaho Fair, honoring Jason Felton, a Hayden Lake police chief who lost his battle with ALS in 2008.

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