The video, posted on the Dodgers’ day off, includes ten Dodgers cracking eggs on each other’s heads in support of the Willie Strong Foundation.
The Willie Strong Foundation was founded in honor of Will Hughes, a young boy who died from pediatric glioblastoma. The foundation hopes to raise $2 million within five years in order to fund an endowment to focus on pediatric glioblastoma and other aggressive forms of pediatric brain tumors at Children’s National in Washington D.C.
Each Dodger who participated nominated a player and a team to participate in the challenge. Among those nominated are Manny Machado, Kyle Farmer, Brandon Crawford and Brian Dozier, along with their corresponding teams.
This is not the first time the Dodgers, along with many athletes across all leagues, have participated in challenges to raise awareness for a foundation or cause.
Last September, Justin Turner, Kiké Hernandez and Joc Pederson were among some of the Dodgers to participate in the NEGU challenge to support the Jessie Rees Foundation during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
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I’m taking the NEGU challenge in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It’s fun, easy, and best of all it’s raising 25k for kids battling this terrible disease. NEGU stands for Never Ever Give Up and that’s the attitude all these warriors have! #iNEGUdoyou Here’s the rules: 1. write “I” on your right hand and “NEGU” on your left hand 2. Take a pic 3. Post on social using the hashtag #iNEGUdoyou 4. Tag at least 5 friends Every picture posted a donor will donate $25 I nominate @bease11 @tofff73 @heathslater_xxii @bradpaisley @thejasonkennedy @oscardelahoya @everybody_hatechriss @cp3 @kikehndez
The Crack Cancer challenge is quite similar to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which had many pouring ice water on themselves in support of the ALS Association during ALS Awareness Month.
Here is a throwback video of Juan Uribe dousing Hyun-Jin Ryu with a huge bucket of ice water!
If you would like to donate to the Willie Strong Foundation in support of pediatric glioblastoma, you can click here.