Donaire calls out Pacquiao to follow suit
MANILA, Philippines - Filipino boxing champion Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to the next level and has so far raised $5,000 in his "Las Vegas" style event after being called out by former wrestler Dave Bautista.
Bautista last Monday challenged Donaire to the Ice Bucket Challenge that has swept the United States recently, which aims to raise awareness about Lou Gehrig's Disease as well as funds for the ALS Foundation.
Several celebrities and athletes have already participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, wherein a bucket of ice water is dumped over them, followed by a callout to other personalities of their choice.
Donaire however changed up the challenge a bit, and in the process has raised $5,000 and counting.
"We heard people were complaining of two things: no money donated and water wasted," Donaire said on his Facebook account on Wednesday. "So we Vegas styled it up."
Instead of just dumping ice water over himself, Donaire instead sat on top of a tank and challenged his friends to hit a target, with certain amounts of money being donated for each hit.
"Every ball thrown had a price to throw on it so all that goes to #ALS and we still got dunked for charity," said Donaire, who posted a video of himself getting dunked into the ice cold water.
"We all got in the same ice water and recycled it in the pool and my landscape," he added.
Donaire then proceeded to challenge Manny Pacquiao, Frank Gore, Top Rank's Todd DuBoef and Draymond John.
He is the second athlete to call out the "Pacman," after American boxer Chris Algieri did the same Tuesday.