The foundation honoring Arroyo Grande native Ryan Teixeira, who died March 4 at 20 years old, created the “whipped cream challenge” to raise awareness — and it has since gone viral on social media.
Turner — who visited the late Teixiera at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in December when the former Arroyo Grande High baseball standout was battling cancer — posted a video of himself completing the challenge on his Twitter account Tuesday.
“All right, we’re here: We’re accepting A.J. Ellis and Christian Yelich’s whipped cream challenge to benefit 17Strong and support young adults and their victory trips,” Turner says in the video.
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He then nominated Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts, Los Angeles first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and retired Major League pitcher Orel Hershiser to complete the challenge.