Eddie Vedder has taken part in the (ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) trick shot challenge. The Pearl Jam frontman had been challenged to participate by Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein to complete a trick shot as part of the #TrickShot4Snowy challenge. Similar to the recent the ice bucket challenge, participants are asked to perform some type of athletic undertaking, or a trick shot to raise awareness, make a donation — and then nominate a friend to do the same.
According to Loudwire: “For his trick shot, Vedder hopped atop his surf board skimming along the lake’s surface following a boat. While he was doing this, he also balanced while carrying a baseball bat and waited for someone from the boat to toss him a pitch. In addition to being a surfer, Vedder’s love for baseball has been well documented, so it should come as no surprise that he connected on the pitch. The bigger surprise may have been doing so while still maintaining his balance and never falling off the board.”
Vedder nominated his Pearl Jam bandmate Jeff Ament and retired and three-time Stanley Cup champion, Chicago Blackhawk Chris Chelios, to take part in the challenge.
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- Eddie Vedder took part in the ALS trick shot challenge. For the challenge, participants are asked to perform some type of athletic undertaking, or a trick shot to raise awareness, make a donation — and then nominate a friend to do the same.
- While surfing, Vedder balanced and held a baseball bat in a batter’s stance.
DID YOU KNOW???
- The ALS “bucket challenge” movement from several years back, started as a tribute to Pete Frates, a former college baseball player who suffered from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), better known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”
- Frates died on December 9th, 2019 at the age of 34.