Otsego Electric Coop Crew, CEO Doused Participating In ALS ‘Ice Bucket’ Challenge

Otsego Electric Coop Crew, CEO Doused

Participating In ALS ‘Ice Bucket’ Challenge

A backload bucket full of icey water is poured down on Otsego Electric Cooperative President Steve Rinell and his crew this afternoon, part of the ALS Challenge.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
A backload bucket full of icey water is poured down on Otsego Electric Cooperative President Steve Rinell and his crew this afternoon, part of the ALS Challenge. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
But it was all in fun, as the laughing participants attest, and for a good cause.
But it was all in fun, as the laughing participants attest, and for a good cause.

HARTWICK – Otsego Electric Cooperative President Steve Rinell asked his employees to participate in the ALS “Ice Bucket” Challenge that has raised $93 million so far to help fight Lou Gehrig Disease.  At 4 p.m. today, then took him up on it.

The coop crew filled a backhoe bucket with water and ice and, with Steve sitting in their midst, underwent an icy dousing.

For the privilege of doing so, each paid $10.  Steve matched them $10 each, raising $240 for the ALS Foundation.  Plus, he donated $100, and challenged his counterpart at the Steuben Electric Cooperative, Wayne Sherwood, to do the same.

Crew members undergoing a dousing included, from Oneonta, Dan Hamilton, Jim Foote, Cody Allen and Brad Alger.  Also, Steve Rind and Kevin Rottingen, Cooperstown; Lee Rumovicz, Maryland; Tom Fish, Milford, and Trevor LeFever, Unadilla.