In the wake of Scott LeDoux’s announcement that he suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, president and CEO of Seconds Out President Tony Grygelko has announced that his firm is teaming up with the ALS Association of Minnesota.
“In cooperation with the ALS Association of Minnesota we’re going to do a series of shows where we’ll be donating some of our revenues to the ALS Association of Minnesota,” Grygelko said.
ALS is a progressive, incurable, and irreversible neurological disease that robs its victims of their muscle strength and motor skills, and which ultimately is the direct cause of death for 95% of those who are diagnosed with it.
The ALS Association of Minnesota already has links with baseball and snowmobiling. Kent Hrbek, whose father died of ALS, hosts the Kent Hrbek Outdoors/Twins Bass Fishing Classic, and Polaris sponsors the Black Woods Blizzard Tour, a snowmobile ride and fundraiser for the organization.
Grygelko says his fundraising effort will carry a distinctive boxing flavor: “We’re calling it ‘Knock Out ALS.'”