Clarkson professor, Norwood resident participate in ALS 'ice bucket challenge'
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 6:48 am

BRUSHTON -- A Clarkson professor and Norfolk resident participated in the ALS “ice bucket challenge’ as part of the 3rd annual ALS Golf Tournament at Highland Greens Golf Course this past weekend.

Charlie Robinson, Clarkson professor and board member of the ALS Chapter and Jennifer Devoe, The ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter Board President accepted the now famous ice bucket challenge for ALS.

Mark Helmer, of Brasher Falls, and Robinson, from Norfolk, coordinated the golf event three years ago to create awareness about ALS. Both are honoring friends who are living with the disease and Robinson’s wife Rosemary who died of ALS in 2008.

In August, 2012, the two men formed the first “Golf Tournament for ALS” and raised $6,000 and $8,000 in 2013. The tournament will be held tomorrow, Saturday, August 16th and the goal is to raise $10,000.