Robert Griffin III, John Wall and other D.C. athletes and mascots take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I’ve lost track of all the D.C. athletes who have taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — full disclosure: I haven’t tried that hard — but the biggest names are all accounted for after Robert Griffin III and John Wall joined the club on Thursday. (Alex Ovechkin and Bryce Harper dumped water on their heads in an effort to raise awareness and money for ALS research earlier this week.)

Here’s a far-from-comprehensive look at D.C. athletes and mascots who have accepted the challenge in recent days, including  Capitals defenseman Steve Oleksy, who took the challenge to new heights.


Pierre Garcon

Ryan Kerrigan

Trent Williams

Bradley Beal, who challenged Wizards Coach Randy Wittman.

John Wall

Steve Oleksy

Mark Turgeon


GW George

Scott Allen writes about all things D.C. sports. Follow him on Twitter @ScottSAllen or e-mail him if you’ve got a tip to share.



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Dan Steinberg · August 15, 2014