Ryan Grigson Accepts The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Intro: On Thursday afternoon, Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson took his turn at the #ALSIceBucketChallenge and dedicated the ice dump to family friend Natalie Swift, who is battling ALS.

INDIANAPOLIS – Thursday was an off day from the practice field for the Colts, yet there was General Manager Ryan Grigson going to work on the 50-yard line.

Grigson was opening bags of ice to prepare for his turn in the #ALSIceBucketChallenge.

With the help of equipment staff members Sean Sullivan and Brian Seabrooks, Grigson welcomed two Gatorade jugs full of ice and water on Thursday afternoon.

Texans General Manager Rick Smith, who, along with Grigson, also attended Purdue University, challenged the Colts General Manager.

Grigson dedicated the ice dump to family friend Natalie Swift, who is battling ALS and her foundation A Swift Cause, The Natalie Swift Foundation. Click here for more information on Swift's foundation.

After the ice bucket dump, Grigson challenged Eagles GM Howie Roseman, Vikings GM Rick Spielman and Purdue Football Coach Darrell Hazell to take their turn at the #ALSIceBucketChallenge.

The Colts are donating $1 for every ice bucket challenge video that is sent in with the #ColtsIBC.

Since July 29, the ALS Association has received more than $4 million in donations.

"We have never seen anything like this in the history of the disease,” Barbara Newhouse, the President and CEO of The ALS Association, says. “We couldn’t be more thrilled with the level of compassion, generosity and sense of humor that people are exhibiting as they take part in this impactful viral initiative.

"While the monetary donations are absolutely incredible,” said Newhouse, “the visibility that this disease is getting as a result of the challenge is truly invaluable. People who have never before heard of ALS are now engaged in the fight to find treatments and a cure for ALS."

ICYMI: Chuck Pagano and Carlie Irsay-Gordon took their turn at the #ALSIceBucketChallenge at Training Camp.

Stay up-to-date on everything Colts! Sign-up for the Colts E-newsletter
Colts Single Game Tickets on sale now. Click to purchase.

Recent Videos

  • Cheerleader Road Trip: Ayda


    Take a look at Rookie Cheerleader Ayda during her photo shoot for the 2016-2017 Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader Swimsuit Calendar.

  • Colts Cheerleader Mariah Prepares For Pro Bowl


    Colts Cheerleader Mariah has one game performance left on her 2016 schedule. She'll be representing the Colts by cheering at the Pro Bowl later this month. She talks with Colts media reporter Caroline Cann about receiving the honor from her peers and preparing for her trip to Orlando.

Recent Photos