Po-Hi coach accepts ALS challenge

August 26, 2014 12:00 am

Ponca City Boys Basketball Head Coach fulfilled his ALS ice bucket challenge in front of Allen Robson Fieldhouse and has now challenged three other coaches. Alan Hibler challenged, football coach, Josh Allen, Girls Basketball coach, Krystina Muralt and Softball Coach, Jared Freeman.

The ice bucket challenge consist of one person dumping a bucket of ice cold water over their head for ALS awareness. Challenge accepters are also encouraged to make a donation to ALS or to make a donation instead of doing the challenge to help find a cure. People who accept the challenge, then challenge their friends and family to do the same.

Hibler was nominated by his son and former Po-Hi basketball player, Cole. Cole now plays at Barclay College. Hibler’s ice bucket challenge can be found on the district’s website or the district’s Facebook page .

As of today the ALS Association has received $88.5 million in donations compared to the $2.6 million during the same time period last year. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. It affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. There is no cure and only one drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration that modestly extends survival.