Local CEO accepts challenge

IRON MOUNTAIN -CCI Systems employees took advantage of CEO John Jamar’s competitive spirit by challenging him to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

CCI employees Lisa Antikanien, Terry Priddy and Jennifer Axley were nominated by fellow employee, Niki Deau, to participate in the national phenomenon sweeping social media, known as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Jamar couldn’t back down from the challenge, especially with the opportunity to help raise funds and create awareness for the neurodegenerative disease.

“I though t it would be a ‘cool’ way to help,” said Jamar. “CCI employees have always stepped up to the plate to help out a good cause, it’s just never been anything like this before.”

Although he admirably accepted, there was a twist. Jamar offered up the opportunity to one employee the chance to pour the bucket of ice water over him. The catch was this, a bidding war. The employee that donated the largest sum of money was the one to do the deed. Naturally the CCI employees welcomed the challenge raising well over their goal of $100.

Jake Shields ended up winning the chance to pour the water over Jamar with his donation of $200.

Overall, CCI employees were able to raise a total of $801, which will be donated directly to the ALS Association to aid in funding the research to find a cure for the disease.

The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. For more information about The ALS Association,