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Paul Bissonnette

It Was Dirt Cheap to Pull Off

Epic Ice Bucket Challenge

8/13/2014 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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081314_paul_bissonnette_launchNHL player Paul Bissonnette's plan to pull off the most badass ALS ice bucket challenge ever ... started where most extreme ideas do -- at a bar while throwing back a few rounds -- and he tells TMZ Sports the stunt was actually pretty cheap. Bissonnette says he and 4 other friends came up with the now legendary idea while chilling in a Vancouver bar -- partly because one of his drinking buddies owns a chopper and camera gear.

Bissonnette's heard Internet haters chirping that his caper was a waste of money, and he should have just donated the production cost to ALS research -- but turns out it was way less expensive than you'd think.

According to Paul ... he only dropped $175 to fill the chopper with gas, and a few other supplies.
He and his friends also donated $1000 to the cause.

So it was ballsy AND cost-effective! Top that, LeBron.

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4 COMMENTS

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Noog    

Were they under the influence at said stunt?!

34 days ago
2.

FREEDOM    

NICE PICTURE OF THE BACKROUND SCENERY......

34 days ago
3.

FREEDOM    

YOU DON'T USE HELICOPTERS TO PLAY AROUND WITH.

34 days ago
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Common Sense    

EPIC, great job to raise awareness of a terrible affliction

33 days ago

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