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Governor passes Mayor Johnson’s ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ to his dog

08/20/2014 11:12 AM

08/23/2014 11:24 AM

At least one of the three people Mayor Kevin Johnson dared to take the Ice Bucket Challenge has declined. Sort of.

Gov. Jerry Brown has apparently passed on Johnson’s challenge from Tuesday. Instead, Sutter Brown – the governor’s Welsh corgi – posted a message on Twitter and Facebook saying he was “standing in for the Gov. Jerry Brown. A small bucket for a big cause.”

OK, a human probably wrote that. But a video that accompanied the message showed Sutter Brown standing in front of the Capitol. A handler then dumps a small bucket of water over the doggy’s head.

No word yet from the two other folks Johnson challenged: former California first lady Maria Shriver and basketball legend Hakeem Olajuwon.

The Ice Bucket Challenge was started by the ALS Association to raise money and awareness for the disease, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The campaign has raised more than $31 million.

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Ryan Lillis has covered the city of Sacramento, its 108 neighborhoods and its politicians since 2008. Prior to that, he covered crime at The Sacramento Bee. A native of upstate New York, Lillis has a journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Contact reporter Ryan Lillis at rlillis@sacbee.com or 916-321-1085. Twitter: @Ryan_Lillis.
 

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