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Socket owners issue Ice Bucket Challenge to employees

In a unique twist on the Ice Bucket Challenge, Socket owners and employees recently raised more than $600 for ALS research.

Typically, the challenge begins with an individual asking a friend to either make a donation for ALS research or dump a bucket of ice water on his or her head and share the video on social media. However, Socket owners George Pfenenger and Carson Coffman instead offered to make the donation for each employee who braved the ice water.

In all, 25 Socket employees took the challenge at the company's annual fish fry. Other employees contributed as well, raising more than $600 for the John Paul II Medical Research Institute. The organization aims to develop therapies and cures for a variety of diseases, including ALS, using the most ethical and cost-effective methods of medical research.

To view the video of Socket employees taking the Ice Bucket Challenge, visit Socket's YouTube page at www.youtube.com/socketinmo

Founded in 1994, Socket is a Missouri-based telephone and Internet service provider with the largest service area in the state. Socket is a privately held company that provides families and businesses a choice for local and long-distance phone and Internet service. It combines the highest quality customer service with in-depth technical knowledge. Socket's network serves thousands of residents and businesses across Missouri, and its customers enjoy simple billing and quick, friendly service. For additional information, visit www.socket.net. 



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