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Superintendent Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


NEWS                                                                                    Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   880 S. Lemon Avenue
August 22, 2014                                                                    Walnut, CA 91789

 
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Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
kgile@wvusd.k12.ca.us
(909)595-1261 ext. 31204


Walnut Valley Superintendent Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


WALNUT, CA—Dr. Bob Taylor, superintendent of the Walnut Valley Unified School District accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday, August 22.

The Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon is spreading ALS awareness across the nation.  

People are taking the challenge and making a donation to help create a world without ALS.

To date, ice bucket donations have reached $53.3 million.

The district leader was challenged by Jeff Jordan, principal at Walnut High School who took the challenge during football practice on Thursday.

Taylor announced the surprise event at the end of a morning staff meeting,

About 50 employees gathered outside the District Office to cheer in support.

Before getting soaked, he nominated his three assistant superintendents - Dr. Matt Witmer, Dr. Michelle Harold, and Jeanette Ullrich. They have 24 hours to accept the challenge.

Grounds Workers Paul Moravec and Eric Sims were chosen to pour several gallons of icy water on their boss.

“We were a little nervous,” they both admitted.

“I just didn’t want to drop it (the plastic tub) on his head!”Moravec added.

Help fight ALS and take the #IceBucketChallenge. For more information about the ALS Association or to make a donation, please visit www.alsa.org.


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Dr. Bob Taylor, superintendent of the Walnut Valley Unified School District took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on August 22.