Lexington School Principals Soak Up ALS Challenge

Published 09/01 2014 04:14PM

Updated 09/01 2014 04:32PM

LEXINGONT - The Lexington school district is getting ready for its fall sports kickoff. On Friday night, the football team heads to Heyworth, but before the game, community members, and students from elementary through high school joined a pep rally on the quad.

There, coaches pumped up their teams and the fans. After introducing the players, the elementary and high school principals took the ALS ice bucket challenge with the superintendent.

Jim Allen, Lexington High School principal: "Nothing too bad there,” said high school principal Jim Allen. “Of course, knowing that the donation we're going to make is going to go help solve this whole ALS deal, it means a lot. So, we're just glad that we get to participate and do that.”

The school teachers are also making donations to ALS research, which has collected over $100 million nationally since the challenge began. After getting soaked, Lexington challenged LeRoy’s school administrators to follow their lead.

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