ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The ALS ice challenge is spreading across the country, reaching the Albuquerque Isotopes, and now the Lobo Men’s basketball team. In front of the historic Pit, Lobos senior guard Hugh Greenwood and head coach Craig Neal took on the challenge and called out a few of their friends to take the challenge along the way. Greenwood called out former Lobos Cameron Bairstow, Alex Kirk and Tony Snell meanwhile, Coach Neal called out long-time best friend and UCLA head coach Steve Alford, Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford and Grand Canyon head coach Dan Majerle. Although it’s fun, it still hit Lobos head coach Neal close to his heart.
“We had a former soccer player here that has lost this fight. Then we had Lauren Dills, our tennis coach, and Coach Fisher’s son, Mark, and it’s just something we wanted to do in front of the famed pit and bring awareness. It was something cool to do together, and it was neat,” said Coach Neal.
Greenwood thought he would have been left out of the ice challenge, however once he was called out by teammate Cullen Neal, he was excited to do it, especially because it’s for a good cause.
“Fingers crossed it wouldn’t come my way. Obviously it was for a good cause and it was fun to come out here and do that today. Felt like I was back home in tazzy just recently. It’s bloody cold down there at the moment, but it’s good to be back.” said Greenwood.