It was for a good cause so I did my best to be a good sport.
Local insurance agent John Palmerio recently nominated me for the ALS ice bucket challenge. And on Thursday, in the outdoor patio of Service Grill on Korah Road, I accepted the challenge.
With multiple family members on hand to witness the event including my wife Mary, daughter Cara, niece Jenny and nephew Kyle and their two kids Brookelyn and Owen, sisters-in-law Theresa and Julie and brother-in-law Doug — not to mention a plethora of Service Grill patrons — I felt icy relief on a warm August evening.
I have to say that while the outdoor shower was colder than I thought it would be — Service Grill manager Maryann Rankin made sure there was plenty of ice in the bucket — it was a nice way to cool off.
The above photo serves as a proof that I completed the ALS challenge and I would like to “thank” my nephew, Kyle Whitehead, for putting me on his bucket list.
I also want to thank the Soo Eagles of the North American Hockey League for “graciously” allowing me to wear a team jersey for the occasion.
PHOTO: Randy Russon makes good on the ice bucket challenge as Kyle Whitehead does the honours. (Photo by Theresa DeSimone Leask.)