Fenway set to host Army-Navy, ALS event
Two college games and a high-school game will be played this weekend
Fenway Park will be the site of two college baseball games and a high-school game this weekend. Army takes on Navy on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET, and Boston College plays Florida State on Sunday in its annual ALS Awareness Game at 3 p.m. In addition to the Boston College-Florida State game, Xaverian Brothers High School will play St. John's Prep at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday as part of the ALS awareness event.
Proceeds from the Army-Navy game will benefit the Home Base Program, a partnership between Massachusetts General Hospital and the Red Sox Foundation that helps veterans suffering from PTSD and other "invisible wounds of war." All members of the military who attend the game in uniform will have free admission.
All proceeds from the two Sunday games will benefit patients and families living with ALS through the Pete Frates Home Health Initiative -- a cause particularly important to Boston College and both high schools participating.
The annual ALS Awareness Game began in 2012, when Frates, a graduate of St. John's Prep and Boston College, was diagnosed with ALS. Frates is a former captain of the Boston College baseball team, and he has had ALS for six years.
Brother Raymond Hoyt, a longtime teacher and assistant principal at Xaverian Brothers High School, died with ALS in October 2017, only 15 months after his diagnosis.
The first five ALS Awareness Games were played at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field. This will be the second year the game is played at Fenway Park.
General admission tickets for the Army-Navy game are $10, and are available at www.redsox.com/armynavy. Tickets for the single-admission doubleheader (high-school game, followed by Boston College vs. Florida State) on Sunday are also $10 and available at www.redsox.com/alsgame.