(CNN) – Wearing a t-shirt and shorts, Gov. Chris Christie accepted the increasingly popular Ice Bucket Challenge and let his two youngest kids dump a large pail of water on the New Jersey Republican.
In a video posted on Facebook Tuesday night, Christie said he was nominated by Scott O'Neill of the New Jersey Devils. In return, he challenged Sen. Cory Booker, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and NBC’s “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon.
His children, Patrick and Bridget, stood on a table near Christie before overturning a large bucket of water on his head.
The campaign, spreading rapidly on social media, aims to raise money and awareness for research into Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – or Lou Gehrig's disease. Started by Pete Frates, who has lived with ALS since 2012, and his family, the campaign asks participants to dump a bucket of ice water on their head and then nominate their friends to do the same.
Those friends have the opportunity to follow their friend or donate $100 to ALS awareness. Using the #IceBucketChallenge, the campaign has garnered national attention, with celebrities and athletes taking the challenge.
President Obama declined to do the challenge and pledged to donate money to an ALS charity instead.
CNN’s Dan Merica contributed to this report.