Boise Mayor David Bieter and Tommy Ahlquist, the man who oversaw construction of Idaho's tallest building, were doused with ice water on a cool, cloudy day 267 feet above the corner of Main Street and Capitol Boulevard.
Bieter's acceptance of the Ice Bucket Challenge was in response to a challenge from City Councilman T.J. Thomson, who last week accepted the challenge himself.
The Ice Bucket Challenge is a fundraising and awareness promotion to benefit research on ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. According to the ALS Association, Ice Bucket Challenges had raised almost $80 million as of Monday morning.
Ahlquist and Bieter in turn challenged Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan, Police Chief Mike Masterson and all Boise firefighters and police officers to take a mass ice-water shower at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the corner of 8th and Main streets Downtown.
Ahlquist said Gardner Co., the development company he works for, will donate $25 dollars to ALS research for every firefighter, cop and family member who accepts the challenge.
Both Masterson and Doan accepted shortly after the mayor and Ahlquist got wet and invited the people who work for them to follow suit.