TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 25, 2014) – Visit Tampa Bay President and CEO Santiago Corrada joined the millions of people who have supported The ALS Association this month by taking the Ice Bucket Challenge.
“I don’t get my hair wet in public for anybody, so this is a big deal,” said Corrada, who is known for his flowing locks.
Decked out in a black Visit Tampa Bay shirt, Corrada met his staff on the Tampa Riverwalk outside the Tampa Convention Center at 2:30 p.m. A silver convention center punch bowl sat nearby, filled with nearly four gallons of icy water.
Corrada took the challenge after being called out by the leadership of Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club.
Moments later, with his hair dripping into his eyes, Corrada passed the challenge to George Aguel, president and CEO of Visit Orlando, and William “Bill” Talbert III, president and CEO of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.
“It’s cold. Get ready,” Corrada said. “But it’s a whole lot of fun for a great cause.”
A video of Visit Tampa Bay President and CEO Santiago Corrada’s Ice Bucket Challenge is available on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/97xyCNSlKwc. Please credit Visit Tampa Bay.
Visit Tampa Bay donated $250 to The ALS Association as part of the challenge.
As of Monday, the ALS Association reported raising $79.7 million over the past month, compared to $2.5 million for the same period last month.
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