Watch the Rancho Sahuarita #IceBucketChallenge video at http://youtu.be/sd8euRZF-cY.
Fifty Rancho Sahuarita residents participated in the viral Ice Bucket Challenge fundraiser on Labor Day, raising nearly $600 for the ALS Association. The organization supports research and advocacy efforts for Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disease.
For the challenge, which has become a viral phenomenon since it was introduced by the ALS Association early this summer, residents gathered under the Big Bucket in the Rancho Sahuarita Splash Park. The bucket dumps 500 gallons of water every 3-4 minutes, soaking the 50 participants who stood under the bucket.
Rancho Sahuarita resident Dalia Zimmerman organized the challenge.
Representatives of the Arizona Chapter of the ALS Association were on hand at the Splash Park to represent the charity and accept donations generated by the fundraiser.
The Rancho Sahuarita participants ended their challenge by nominating Douglas, Ariz. mayor Daniel Ortega to take the Ice Bucket Challenge next.
Rancho Sahuarita is a master planned community of approximately 15,000 residents located 9 miles south of Tucson, Ariz. Since closing its first home in January 2002, the community has gained consistent national recognition as one of the top master plans in the country. The amenity-rich community includes the largest private splash park in Southern Arizona, fitness centers, miles of paved trails, neighborhood parks, a lake, schools, and many commercial attractions.