City attempts to break world record at Lemurs game

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LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - It's a trend that has gone viral in the last few days and city officials are asking, "Can Laredo break the record of the most Ice Bucket Challenges simultaneously?

The city of Laredo, along with the Lemurs, are inviting all Laredoans to break the record at Thursday's Lemurs game.

Currently, $23 million has been raised for the ALS Foundation.

Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, the disease affects the nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

"We are challenging people, the residents of Laredo to participate in breaking the record for the most number of simultaneous Ice Bucket Challenges," said Lemurs owner Mark Schuster. "We believe it is currently at 200, it was done in Copley Square in Boston a while back, and we are challenging the community to become part of this really viral promotion to raise money for ALS."

The game starts Thursday at 7:30 against the Amarillo Sox.

The first 201 Laredoans to participate will receive a Laredo Lemurs t-shirt.

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