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#ALSIceBucketChallenge helps double donations to Team Gleason this week

Posted Aug 14, 2014

A number of New Orleans Saints players and coaches have joined the campaign

Ice Bucket Challenge from Team Gleason on Vimeo.

With the #ALSIceBucketChallenge social media campaign still growing, ALS research has seen a significant increase in donations.

Donations to former Saint Steve Gleason’s foundation “Team Gleason” have doubled their normal average this week, the foundation's executive director Clare Durrett said.

The ALS Association told the Washington Post it’s raised $1.35 million in the past two weeks, versus $22,000 in the same period last year.

A number of Saints players and coaches have joined the campaign.

Below is a collection of #ALSIceBucketChallenges by the Black and Gold.

Drew Brees, Joe Vitt and Rob Ryan

Sean Payton

Mickey Loomis and Greg Bensel

New Orleans Saints quarterbacks

Thomas Morstead

Pierre Thomas

Benjamin Watson

Even Baylen Brees got in on the action!

Join the party and tweet videos of your challenges to the @Saints!