LAKELAND, FL (September 30, 2014) – The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has received $115 million in donations since July 29, 2014. City Commissioner Justin Troller was called out early during the campaign and he used his influence to make his challenge bigger.
On Friday, October 3, 2014 Lakeland High School hosts George Jenkins High School for their annual football rivalry at Bryant Stadium. Troller will complete his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during half-time and he will have the athletic director for George Jenkins participate as well.
Justin Troller said, “This is a great opportunity to band together and use this high school rivalry for a good cause. I’ve been friends with Jestin Bailey, the athletic director at George Jenkins for a long-time and even though LHS and GJ are rivals, we both thought that this is the perfect time to bring awareness to this tragic disease.”
He added, “Both principals will also participate in the rivalry ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and service clubs from both high schools will be on hand to assist in collecting donations for ALS Florida during the half-time challenge.”
Those attending Friday night’s high school rivalry are asked to at least donate $1 to ALS Florida. Troller said, “With everyone’s help and by donating, we can make a difference.”