Reno Mayor helps raise $20,000 with the Ultimate Ice Bucket Challenge

Reported by: Jaime Hayden
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Updated: 8/28/2014 10:57 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- Dozens of community leaders were dunked Thursday, all for a good cause.

You may call it the ultimate ice bucket challenge, leaders of local event and community organizations were soaked in a dunk tank full of ice set up outside Pinocchio's Bar & Grill.

Reno Mayor Bob Cashell helped organize the event to directly benefit ALS of Nevada. Officials said more than $20,000 was raised in four hours. And Mayor Cashell said this is another positive way to help spread awareness of the disease. “It's been a lot of fun, it's going to a great cause, and it's great to have charities joining in to help another charity,” said Cashell.

The Mayor also said they beat their fundraising goal by $5000. The director of ALS of Nevada was also at the event and took the donation home with her Thursday.

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