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Joe Girardi accepts Ice Bucket Challenge, Yankees to donate $100,000 to ALS

Yankees manager Joe Girardi takes the Ice Bucket

Yankees manager Joe Girardi takes the Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 27, 2014. Credit: MLB

Yankees manager Joe Girardi is the latest sports personality to take the Ice Bucket Challenge.

"As a testament to the statement better late than never, I'm accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge today," Girardi said to open the video.

Girardi mentions that his own family has been affected by the disease. His uncle Ralph died of ALS in April.

Girardi invited Pat Quinn and Anthony Senerchia, who have both been diagnosed with ALS and have been instrumental in starting and spreading the Ice Bucket Challenge to the viral level its reached, to attend a Yankees' home game this season. In addition, the Yankees will be donating $100,000 to the ALS Association.

Before getting water dumped on his head, Girardi challenged the four people who joined Lou Gehrig in Monument Park this year -- Joe Torre, Goose Gossage, Paul O'Neill and Tino Martinez -- to take the plunge.

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