Friday, August 22 2014, 01:56 PM EDT
Cleveland Mayor Takes Ice Bucket Challenge
Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Bill Banzano, headmaster of Tennessee Christian Preparatory School and Mayor Tom Roland undertook the challenge after being challenged from the school's football team and coach.
"I'm doing this in memory of two friends, my grandaughter-in-law, her father passed away at 41-years-old with A.L.S, and his name is Fred Thomas and Elizabeth Kramer," Mayor Tom Roland said. "She is Kevin Brooks' grandmother and she passed away with A.L.S."
"It took my breath. I didn't think it would do that. I thought it would be just a little chill and uh, boy I'll tell you, it takes a little bit of a sacrifice to do this," Mayor Roland said.
Cleveland Schools Director Martin Ringstaff took the challenge over the weekend.