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Son of Blues assistant GM uses Stanley Cup to do ice-bucket challenge

Sean McDonald raised awareness for ALS during dad Kevin's day with trophy

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Sean McDonald borrowed the Stanley Cup to continue the fight against ALS.

The son of the St. Louis Blues assistant general manager Kevin McDonald used the trophy to do the ice-bucket challenge five years after the viral craze started for Pete Frates, a former Boston College baseball player who was diagnosed with ALS in 2011.

Tweet from @Sean_mcdonald74: My #IceBucketChallenge for Pete Frates and ALS research! #StrikeOutALS @espnSteveLevy @ehardiman @YoungPageviews @PeteFrates3 @momfrates @AndrewFrates_ @StLouisBlues @TeamFrateTrain @BCBirdBall @HockeyHallFame @keeperofthecup @sjp_baseball @BCHockey pic.twitter.com/e6NdYRadc3

Kevin McDonald and his wife Lauren actually doused Sean with the frigid water from the trophy during his day with the Cup on Aug. 6. Sean donned Frates' old high-school baseball jersey from St. John's Prep School in Danvers, Massachusetts while he had the bath dumped over his head, then challenged three people to either dump ice-cold water over their heads or donate money to ALS research. 

Frates helped spawn the challenge to help raise money and awareness for his disease in 2014, and about 17 million people did the challenge, raising more than $200 million for research, according to the Boston Bruins website.

The Bruins also did their part to help support Frates by holding an event to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the challenge in Boston on July 15. Forwards Charlie Coyle and Chris Wagner along with Hall of Fame defenseman Ray Bourque were at Copley Square to celebrate Frates, dump water over their heads and further raise awareness for ALS.

Tweet from @NHLBruins: Five years ago, the Ice Bucket Challenge took the world by storm and changed the fight against ALS forever.Today, @CharlieCoyle_3 and @chriswags23 were among those on hand to celebrate the anniversary with @PeteFrates3: pic.twitter.com/SK4QCLRNTS

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