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.
Ryan Grigson accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Texans GM Rick Smith. He dedicated it to family friend Natalie Swift who is battling ALS and her foundation A Swift Cause, The Natalie Swift Foundation. aswiftcause.org
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."