Men's Basketball Coaches Accept #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Aug. 15, 2014

New Season Ticket Deposits

HOUSTON - The #ALSIceBucketChallenge continues to make its way through the University of Houston Men's Basketball program.

A day after Head Coach Kelvin Sampson accepted the Challenge and was dunked by players from his 2014-15 team, assistant coaches Alvin Brooks and Talvin Hester responded when they were called out by friends.

In the middle of the picturesque UH campus, Brooks and Hester were dunked by Men's Basketball staff members to help raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease.

Brooks was challenged earlier by SMU and former Houston assistant coach Ulric Maligi. Brooks' son, Alvin Brooks III, who is now an assistant coach at Kansas State, challenged Hester.

Before they were dunked, both Brooks and Hester issued the Challenge to a group of their friends. Brooks called out Texas A&M-Kingsville head coach and former Houston assistant coach Johnny Estelle, Middle Tennessee assistant coach and former Houston assistant coach Ronnie Hamilton, Texas A&M assistant coach Peter Warden, Jim Hicks with RCS Sports and former Houston/NBA great Damon Jones.

Hester challenged Utah State assistant coach Tarvish Felton, Texas State assistant coach Terrence Rencher and Greater Ward UME Church Pastor David Israel Madison.

Thousands of Americans are diagnosed with ALS every year. The disease affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, causing muscle weakness and atrophy throughout the body while generally sparing cognitive function.

There currently is no cure or treatment for patients with ALS. The ALS Bucket Challenge was started by the national ALS Association and has helped raise more than $2.3 million since late July.

Houston Men's Basketball fans and sports fans everywhere are asked to donate to the local ALS charities of their choice.

Fans can take the first step toward the 2014-15 Houston Men's Basketball season by placing deposits for new season tickets with the Athletics Ticket Office at UHCougars.com or by clicking here. The deposit is not a fee and will go toward the cost of season tickets.

Season-ticket holders from the 2013-14 season will receive invoices to renew in the near future.

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