So you’ve clicked on yet another article about the Ice Bucket Challenge. Congratulations? This one’s a bit different, though. Instead of talking so much about who’s taking it to raise awareness for ALS, let’s focus on the vessel from which the ice water floweth.
Look! It’s the Stanley Cup!
— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) August 22, 2014
L.A. Kings goaltending coach Bill Ranford used the sport’s most cherished trophy to draw attention to his challenge and it worked. One can only hope the ice water in it was derived from the rink on which the L.A. Kings won the 2014 Stanley Cup.
The other cup in the photo is the Calder Cup, an equally coveted hockey award that also works great as a Ice Bucket Challenge vessel.
And just in case you’re one of the few who can’t get enough of athletes taking the Ice Bucket Challenge, here’s Shaquille O’Neal’s very musical contribution to the meme, as well as Rafael Nadal’s.
Shaq’s caption: “I challenge PRESIDENT OBAMA, REVEREND AL SHARPTON, AND JOHNNY FOOTBALL.”
Nadal nominated Spanish swimmer Mireia Belmonte, fellow tennis star Carlos Moya and Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, who you’ll recall already took the challenge while simultaneously advertising his $30 luxury underwear line.