Cheyenne, Wyo. (KGWN) In an effort to help local charities while embarrassing friends and co-workers, the "Ice Bath Challenge" has gained popularity across the country.
Just recently the challenge has been spreading in Cheyenne. Those challenged have 24 hours to video tape the task presented and challenge three to five others to do the same. The challenger picks a charity and extends an offer to those they are challenging of sending donations. If the person being challenged doesn't perform the challenge within 24 hours, they are expected to pay up $100 to the charity of choice (on an honor code system). If they accept, they perform the challenge and the circle continues.
The challenge itself can be performed multiple ways.
-Dumping a bucket of ice water over yourself
-Getting into a kiddie pool filled with ice
-Getting into a bath tub or ice bath (filled with ice of course)
-Jumping into a pool or lake in the winter on a "cold" day
-Moving to the North Pole and swimming with penguins (penguins don't live in the North Pole so this option is highly discouraged)
Anthony Keith has called out three Cheyenne residents to perform the challenge for the local charity United Way of Laramie County after he was challenged by Graham Hunter.. Those three are Bill Rentschler, Carlie McGuire and Jeff Schuman. Anthony also extended invitations on a national level to Gary Striewski, Ben Rosehart and Kara Hammer for Chive Charities.
Play the video for a better understanding of the "Ice Bath Challenge" and to see Anthony cry.