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Marlins fan spends $4,551 to ice Stanton for charity

The idea of throwing a bucket of ice water on Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton sounded like a great use of money for Andrew Mendez.

The Miami resident bid $4,551 to win the right to douse Stanton on Tuesday at Marlins Park for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

"We're still searching for a cure," Stanton said. "We can start here contributing money and keep the process going."

Stanton said he will match Mendez's donation, which will fund research for the illness commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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