United States skiing sensation Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest Olympian to win a gold medal in a slalom event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia earlier this year, and now she is the latest athlete to participate in the viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS (more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Shiffrin completed the challenge after being nominated by Tina Maze and Lara Gut, before sending out challenges of her own to fellow skiers Lindsey Vonn, Resi Stiegler, Lila Lapanja and Henrik Kristofferson.
The video was capped off by Shiffrin flipping into a swimming pool, but there is something else that makes this challenge special.
Not only did Shiffrin participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness, but she donated $1,000 to an ALS charity and she is doing something else to raise even more money in a unique way.
Shiffrin announced that she will be auctioning off one of her race suits from the Olympics with the proceeds going to charity.
More information on the auction can be found on her Facebook page.
Now THAT embraces the spirit of the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Check out the video below:
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has helped to raise more than $40 million for ALS related charities within the past few weeks, so it is great to see the trend continuing.
If you would like to make your own donation to help fight the disease, you can do so at ALSA.org.