Warm sand, sea breezes and not one, but two, rounds of being soaked by a bucket of ice water: that seems to be Ken Ulman's experience in his downtime while at the Maryland Association of Counties' annual conference in Ocean City this week.
Thursday, the Howard County executive and Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor joined a host of other public figures, including Howard County Schools Superintendent Renee Foose and Police Chief Gary Gardner, in taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a trend that's gone viral and involves dumping a bucket of cold water on top of yourself -- accompanied, usually, by pledging a donation toward ALS research -- before passing on the challenge, which must be completed within 24 hours.
Ulman was challenged by his brother, Doug Ulman, and posted a video of daughter Lily dousing him on the Ocean City beach.
He added a twist to the challenge he passed along: Ulman wants Honest Tea President and CEO Seth Goldman to dump a bucket of iced tea on himself, while the Vetters, a family who founded salad dressing company Tessemae's, can douse themselves in zesty ranch, or perhaps some "hot, hot sauce." Both businesses are based in Maryland.
Friday night, Ulman is slated to be soaked a second time, alongside running mate Anthony Brown, the Democrats' nominee for governor. The two were challenged by Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan and his running mate, Rutherford Boyd.