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FOX Carolina accepts 'cold water challenge' to help injured firefighter

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GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Some FOX Carolina stars were give a unique challenge by firefighters, providing a great way to cool down in the heat and to raise money for an injured local firefighter.

The Pelham-Batesville Fire Department challenged some FOX Carolina anchors and reporters to a "cold water challenge."

Cold water challenges have been taking social media by storm amongst fire departments across the country.

In cold water challenges, firefighters challenge one another to endure being doused with icy cold water from a fire truck and make a small contribution to a specific charity, or deny the challenge and make a much larger contribution. The challenged have 24 hours to either get wet or pay up. Once the challenge is completed, participants must name others and challenge them. Videos of the spray and pay challenges are then posted to social media or directly messaged to others.

On Wednesday, The Pelham-Batesville Fire Department challenged Lauren Elise, Ashley Daley, Joe Gagnon and Ted Phaeton to the challenge to raise money for the Patrick Schultz Fund.

The FOX Carolina crew stepped up to the challenge, got splashed, and made donations to the fund for the Pelham-Batesville firefighter who was badly burned in a plane crash on Sunday.

On Wednesday, Schultz was undergoing a second surgery at the Augusta Burn Center, and his co-workers said he may be receiving treatment there for at least two months.

Cody Alcorn also met the challenge at the Boiling Springs Fire Department, and challenged five other public officials in order to raise money for Bridges from Augusta, a Greenville-based organization that offers financial assistance and support to burn survivors.

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